Thursday, January 22, 2009

But I'm Known To Rock The Microphone

Kate has a toddler music cd that has permanently made a home in our car's cd player. One day I drove all the way to work listening to it and didn't even realize it. Kate wasn't even with me! I think I even sang with it.

She loves certain songs on it and one of her faves is 'Where is Thumbkin'. I, of course, do the hand motions with it (yes, while driving) as she follows along. If I try to skip the motions one day, she protests, in her own way, that I do them. The problem is that no one can see her in the back seat and here I am traveling on my merry way doing weird hand motions while other drivers look at me like I'm nuts. I'm worried someone will call my tag number in and report me as having a seizure.

Another one of her favorites is 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe...' but only if I sing it in my best rap star voice. What can I say? She prefers it hip-hop style and I, of course, have no objections busting out some sweet toddler rhymes with the occasional beat-box mixed in. I sometimes double-check that no one is in hearing range before I start my performance. It's things like this that remind me of just how weird where are. And love it.

A few of you have asked to see pics of Kate's room. I'll try to post some soon. Don't worry, it doesn't have posters of Snoop Dogg taped to the walls.




34 comments:

blueviolet said...

I must see your hip hop in action!

A. Kichu said...

I would really love to hear your hip hop!!!

brown eyed girl said...

Me three! I'd love to see a video of all the aforementioned songs with you and Kate rocking out! I def. don't think it's weird at all! Cute is the adjective I'd use :)

sassytimes said...

What is it with little girls and hip hop? Sophia loves music, but if you put hip hop music on, it's an instant smile on her face! Must be the beat?

Katie said...

Just the thought of it cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh.

Katie said...

Just the thought of it cracked me up. Thanks for the laugh.

Lindsay said...

That is hilarious! I can totally see you rockin out.....haha! I have to admit I know what you mean.....I can sing every word on the Dora cd.

Looking forward to the pics....

~Crystal~ said...

I have done that with the wiggles, so embarassing. Funny story! I would also love to see the hip hop version!

The Thompson's said...

Ok H to the O to the double L I E. You must, you must post a rap video you see. You gotta get on the mike and rock the show, cause we're not leavin till you give us some mo.

Uh pah uh ha uh pah uh ha.

:)

The Thompson's said...

Ok H to the O to the double L I E. You must, you must post a rap video you see. You gotta get on the mike and rock the show, cause we're not leavin till you give us some mo.

Uh pah uh ha uh pah uh ha.

:)

Rebecca Jo said...

You are just the best mom!!!

Ashlee Davis said...

snoop dog is in the closet right?

Kelly said...

Love it! Tay loves Dr. Dre! We roll to the old school!

Megan said...

HAHAH!!! This gives me hope that my future children will share my love for hip hop.

Legallyblondemel said...

I'm beside myself with curiosity - what does a hip-hop "One, Two, Buckle My Shoe" sound like? I think a video post is in order.

On the Snoop Dogg note, have you seen his reality show? Remarkably normal - almost boring, actually - if a bit, er, chemically enhanced (I suspect).

Emily said...

you should video tape yourself hip hopping:) and show us:) that would be fun:)

d.a.r. said...

I think the general consensus is that we MUST see a video of this :) I am dying laughing at the adorable mental picture I have!

Sweet Simplicity said...

HAHA!! I can just imaging driving up beside you at a stop light and looking over to see you doing some crazy dance by yourself!

TheVanzants said...

You, my friend, make me smile! Love your stories and I hope I pull up beside you one day while kickin it with mr. Thumbkin and Kate!! :)

Diva Ma said...

I can't help but laugh because I think we all do things in thr car with our kids that are sure to make other drivers do a double take.

hGb said...

too funny! sweet times.

Casey said...

I sing kids songs all the time. Right before our Christmas program, I couldn't even sleep because they were filling my head! Maybe I should do them in a wrapper voice...

PS- I tagged you on my blog!

countrygirl3031 said...

I would love to hear you rapping some kids song...way to go!

Hugz,
Michele

Doublebanker said...

My daughter loves the rap stuff at 2 years old. She is sad that Bizziz beat of the day is no longer a part of Yabba Gabba!

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tickledpink said...

Can we see of video of the hand motions, and of course of you and Kate singing? Great blogging material!!;)

Kristy said...

What up- yo?
Who knew you were so gangsta??

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skiplovey said...

I luv me some Rob Base!

This is why I refuse to buy toddler music, it would be playing in my head for evah.

shalay said...

That is just way too cute! And it's so funny that you said you drove and listened to it all by yourself without realizing it. One time my husband left ESPN radio on in my car, and I just drove to work with it on. I came home from work that night and was throwing out sports stats because they just seeped into my brain subconsciously!

Mrs. Ruby said...

Haha - you might just be the cutest/coolest mommy ever!!!

jlc said...

Hahah! You are too cute!

Just came across your blog and wanted to say hi!!

Your fam is just gorgeous. :)

THE Stephanie said...

Yeah, I can relate. I used to drop the kids off at daycare and get halfway to work before I realized I was rockin' out to VeggiTales.

Hey, some of their stuff is really good. LOL

MiMi said...

Isn't it crazy how some of those kid tunes get in your head and you can't get them out!

You have to be such a fun mom! Kate must love to hear your beat-box versions of her songs! (-:

~Andrea~ said...

I know what you mean, I sing Logan's songs all the time, but never rapped them lol:) I gave you an award for your great blog, it's linked on my blog!