Monday, March 14, 2011

Like a Pencil in a Crayon Box

The other day I had some errands to run and since LittleDuckling's birthday is coming up I decided to take him to lunch and then let him pick out a birthday present. Well, FunnyMan was home too, so it was just the boys and me. On the way over FunnyMan says something about a song which I happened to know, which then spurred a conversation about another "song"... The Double Dutch Bus.

So, I did what any other seemingly normal person would do. I broke out into song. Okay, well, not "normal", but I broke out into song nevertheless. We were in transit to the restaurant and the boys just laughed at me and rolled their eyes. But, I choose to believe that at least one of them was secretly impressed that I knew all of the words. Haha!

They really had a hay-day when I found the video on YouTube (from my phone) and plugged it in to the surround sound. This little gem is just so special I couldn't resist.

At the restaurant, I was having some fun with them. LittleDuckling made use of some air quotes and commented that I seemed a little too "happy" -- again. I smiled. It's true I am. He told me that I need to "keep it down" before people start looking at me. Haha. I replied with "well, at least I didn't 'Raise the Roof' (complete with the raising arms with open palm to ceiling motion... yes, I did)." Again, he was a little embarrassed. Me? Oh, I didn't care. I just laughed. Then, he says THIS:

Mom -- You're like a mechanical pencil trying to fit into a box of crayons.

Bwahahahahahahaha! What I've got here folks is one clever, witty kid. Man, I know I'm a little "out there". But I am learning to love me. Ain't no shame... hehehe.

Anyway -- for your viewing pleasure, The Double Dutch Bus! Take it away, Frankie!


Susie said...

I enjoy embarrassing my children on a regular basis:-)

Puphigirl said...

The only solace a parent can get sometimes is that they are able to embarrass their children.

Puphigirl said...

Is it sad that I can sing along knowing each and every word? AND that I was bee-bopping along to the music?

Holli and Billy said...

What.The.Hell was that?!!! Hahahahaha!!!

Ruthykins said...

love that song. i've never seen the video before, but that was great

KiennaP said...

Hahaha. What a cheesy video.

Megan said...

holy crap. Holli and Billy's comment has me laughing so hard. Seriously, I have never heard of the double dutch bus. But now I feel an odd mixture of hilarity, embarrassment, and awe. This wasn't on SNL? This was FOR REAL? Oh man. That's awesome in a scary sort of way. ;-)