Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Riddle Song

The Boy and I are in a music class together once a week that he loves. I love it too... ish. I love to watch him interact and learn and play the instruments and dance and learn the songs... I could do without my own Mommy Insecurities while surrounded by stay-at-home Moms whose theories about how no one can have it all I feel I have just proved.

Yes, I know this is ABSOLUTELY me putting all of this on them. They could very well be the nicest women ever.

One of the songs the kids are singing to is The Riddle Song. Doesn't ring a bell?
I gave my love a cherry that had no stone
I gave my love a chicken that had no bone.
I tell my love a story that.... (enter John Belushi who smashes the guitar).

Last week I leaned over to the Mom next to me and said, "This song reminds me of Animal House."
To which she quickly responded, "We don't watch those movies in our home," and shielded her children away from me.

There really wasn't time to explain that the last time I watched Animal House was in college other than channel surfing past it on Comedy Central... well then, and of course while we are eating breakfast before we go out and have our daily keggers.

Thank you sir, may I have another!

25 comments:

ppb said...

Those kinds of mommies are the ones that volunteer for field trips and make you sing stupid songs while on the bus. YOu're not one of those mommies. You're a cool mom.

Songbird said...

I hate her.

Tiffany said...

She sounds like one of the Bad Mommies on New Adventures of Old Christine.

more cows than people said...

i'm imagining fun comeback lines...

"my boy has it memorized!"

any other ideas?

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Those mommies have never, ever had any fun—their halos are too tight. Poor things.

will smama said...

My hope is she went home and it clicked in her head what I meant and SHE feels like the idiot.

Listing Straight said...

As the one who just watched Iron Chef at 9:00 at night with her 3 year old daughter, I don't think I'm the right person to comment--

reverendmother said...

I hate those humorless moms. Come hang with me and we'll have lotsa laughs.

And see, I thought of Homer in an old Simpsons episode... "I gave my love a chicken; it had no bone... mmmm... chicken..."

will smama said...

Shoot, I didn't even know it was a REAL song!

Identity Mixed said...

We watch Cops with our son. Nice, white trash tv. I have a feeling he would love Animal House.... we DO own it.

Judy said...

Music together much?!? We're doing it too-for the second time now. But at 4.5 years old he still enjoys it and we are in a special class that has professional musicians in to show the kids their instruments too.

And that other mom, sheesh.

cheesehead said...

Ooh, ooh! Hang with me too! I'm a fun mom. Wondergirl and I high-fived each other all the way to southern Indiana his weekend. Spouse was confused the whole way.

Cathy said...

I am guessing that woman walks around like she has been weaned from a sour pickle.

I think we should gather together and beat her up.

Gord said...

You mean National Lampoon isn't appropriate toddler entertainment????

Who knew?

DogBlogger said...

bwahahahahahahahaaaa!!!!

Oh, and it shouldn't be a real song. I'm just sayin'.

Purechristianithink said...

Yeah--when we were in the Mom and Me Music Thang, I had a Mom lecture me on the evils of the graham crackers I was slipping to my son between musical numbers. They had sugar in them, see, and refined flour. And caramel coloring. It's a wonder he lived, dontcha think?

Purechristianithink said...

And both of my children have memorized most of the naughty scenes in the Vicar of Dibley series. (And can recite them with a British accent.) I feel this is extremely important to their spiritual and moral development.

zorra said...

Oh please. This pushes all of my Mommy Wars buttons, on your behalf. And not being a mommy, I don't even have a dog in this fight. (As we say down here.) But I just gave her a virtual slap for you.
*Slap!*
There, that's better. OK, I'll repent now.

Sue said...

Those boring Uber-Parents make me crazy. It's way better to be a cool mom like you.

Towanda said...

I'm thinking they might NOT be the nicest women ever...

These comments are cracking me up.

will smama said...

akma - all I remember are a 2 year old and an 18 month old beating the college student (me) in a game of logic, listening to Jazz and the youngest wrapping up his thesis paper on the theological ramifications of existentialist thought in postmodern Bangladesh.

The memory still both humbles me and gives me a strange craving for hummus on rye.

will smama said...

That is, of course, an exaggeration.

I think they were a bit older than that.

mompriest said...

yeah, sounds familiar...sigh...

still, hang on to your sanity and your sense of humor....it's the healthier choice...(maybe lonely at times, but healthier)

Rev Scott said...

Careful - those wondermoms will put you on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!!!!

RevHRod said...

The first person to tell me about "Animal House" was my mother. I was 17 and she was really old... 43! She had no idea who any of the actors were except for Donald Sutherland but she laughed so hard describing the movie she just about peed her pants before falling off the front porch.

Now that I am really old... 47, I can see the wisdom of having a mother who gets "Animal House."