Monday, August 17, 2009

Next Time I'm Hookin' Up the Disco Ball

There was a feeling in the air that was unmistakeable. Electric. Unbridled anticipation. Oh yeah, folks. The excitement was palpable. The boys trudged, I mean RACED out to the HotMommaMobile ready for a day of fun and frolic at school all kicked off with a ride in the sweetest ride in four counties...yeah, you guessed it...Momma's Morning Party Van.

It's the hottest ticket in town.

Once the doors of that Honda Odyssey come to a close, it's on like Donkey Kong. First there is the ritual of finding JUST THE RIGHT SONG to kick things off. Not too peppy, certainly not a ballad...no, it must have just the right beat to set the mood. This morning, folks, we hit the proverbial jackpot of songs. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" by Michael Jackson. Do you remember that song? Oh my goodness, we were jammin' and singin and butchering lyrics left and right. It was fantastic.

"Wanna be startin' somethin, gotta' be startin' something, say you wanna be startin somethin, gotta be startin' somethin... (insert expertly choreographed hand motions here) too high ta get over (yeah yeah) too low ta get under (yeah yeah) you're stuck in the middle (yeah yeah) and the pain is thunder....."

And just when I thought we had done a fine job butchering the lyrics "you're a vegetable...you're a vegetable...somethin somethin..you're like a buffet...you're a vegetable..." I get home and look up the lyrics and that is EXACTLY what he is saying. What's the fun in that?

I digress.

After the ideal get-ya-in-the-mood kickoff came the next MMPV tune. The Police were singing "De Do, Do, Do, De Da Da da..." Perfect lyrics for Jacob to chime in. He's always saying Da Da Da ANYWAY so...take it Jacob! De do, do,do, de da da da...that's all I want to say to you..." It was a group effort for sure.

As with every good thing, it had to come to an end. The boys securely dropped off at their academic destination of choice, I quietly drove back to the house already missing my singing partners.

It was Momma's Morning Party Van at her finest and no doubt a fun way to start the day.

2 comments:

Sheri said...

Love those songs, great way to start your day -- Michael and the Police!

Aimee Carter said...

This post made me smile! I loved reading about the fun role music plays in your routine. You've done a great job helping to make the mundane a bit more fun for your kids. GOOD JOB Mom!!!