August 27, 2009

Re-writing songs

Music is such a big influence in my family. It is weird to me that people don't listen to music in their cars. It is wonderful to turn on the satellite radio on the TV during dinner instead of TV. I love music and because of that my kids love music. The Boy has really found a passion for music and is currently using the trombone for that outlet.

The Girl...well she sings. She LOVES to sing. She doesn't sing very well...but she sings with all her might. And I love her for that.

Now keep in mind she is 8. There are PLENTY of songs that are not appropriate for her to sing. As we are standing in the bathroom this morning she starts singing this song..(sidenote: we like country, so if you don't, you won't know this song) "I gave up smokin', women, drinkin' was the best 15 minutes of my life"

Me: "Whoa! Honey, I don't think that is a very good song for you to be singing. "
The Girl: "Sure it is mommy, it is about becoming drug free!"

- God love her...she is completely convinced that what the song is all about.

Me: "Yes, but honey...I just don't think it's very appropriate"

The Girl: "OK! "I got my toes in the water..." (this song starts)
Me: "WOW! Not that one either"
The Girl: "No mommy, Daddy said it was ok. You know, the song that says "toes in the water, somethin' in the sand"?"
Me: yes
The Girl: "Well daddy said I could say "Toes in the Water, Toes in the Sand""
Me: "well, ok. that is fine"

So she goes right back to singing as loud as she can with all of her heart. I'm just laughing at her sweet innocence...

The Girl: "I got my toes in the water, toes in the sand. not a worry in the world a cold beer in my hand...."

Me: "Wait! How about a cold DRINK in my hand?? That might be better than BEER??"

The Girl: Big sigh..."okay!"

It really is kinda funny to listen to her sing songs that are on the radio. She either makes up her own words because what she hears is COMPLETELY different than what is actually being said, and sometimes that's a good thing. Or we have to re-write the songs because they use inappropriate words. ~All in a days work!

Later this morning, I recount this message to The Man. He starts laughing and says they heard the Toes in the Water song yesterday in the car and he belted out "I got my toes in the water" and she followed suit with "Ass in the sand"...stopped abrubtly and got a little scared because she said a bad word. She then proceeded to blame it on him because he started it, meaning he started singing that part. He told her that he didn't make her sing that line...and that is when they determined that it should be "Toes in the Water, Toes in the Sand".

Gotta love them!