August 08, 2005

Not doing myself any good with the Big Guy up there

I'm not saying I'm going to hell for this, but I am certainly not scoring any points with the Big Guy. The problem? I had a major Jimmy Buffet craving this weekend. I gorged on a couple of cd's and what, you may ask, what song did the Girl Child, supported by her brother, want to hear over and over again until she could sing along?

My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus

Hearing her sing along to this, if I don't die by Thursday I'll be roaring Friday night!, made me realize I would have some small explaining to do to our religious Mormon nanny. All she said, when I explained, was: "oh, my."

I'm not helping myself at all here, am I?

Oh, and do you know the song 1985? The Girl Child knows all the words to this one, as well. And she sings it with the 2.5 year old Boy Child. I could hear them one night when we were staying at my parents' house. It went something like this:

GC: She was gonna be an actress, she was gonna be a


GC: She was gonna shake her ass, on the hood of White Snake's


My wife and I just about fell over when we heard this little duet. Putting to one side the fact that we were not particularly pleased that the last nanny played this song enough for the Girl Child to learn, by the way. Not pleased in the slightest. Still, pretty darn funny.

Posted by Random Penseur at August 8, 2005 12:23 PM | TrackBack

Oh man, that's a good one.

At least your kids don't say stuff like the little one on "The Fockers"... asss hoooole I still laugh.

Whenever we hear our little guy swear (which isn't often, thank goodness) we pretend we don't understand what he's saying, i.e. "Sit? Did you say sit?" .. it doesn't work very well though, especially when he even says it in the right context.

Posted by: Oorgo at August 8, 2005 01:24 PM

You should teach them to do the Run/DMC Aerosmith version of Walk This Way. That would cool.

Posted by: Howard at August 8, 2005 02:31 PM

Did you clear the Mormon Nanny through Howard????

Posted by: Wicked H at August 8, 2005 02:34 PM


I agree about "Walk This Way," but really any Beastie Boys song will do -- that's exactly what I pictured when I read the duet!

Glad you've gotten settled in -- somewhat, anyway. Good luck in corrupting the mormon mean...meeting the nanny's approval...uh, yeah.

Posted by: Allison at August 8, 2005 03:55 PM


My friends have learned to carefully ignore any swear words their 4 year old says. Any sort of attention to them make them much more likely to appear again.

Posted by: owlish at August 8, 2005 03:59 PM

Once I made a mix. It had a Jimmy Buffett song on it. And lots of other songs. I was getting ready for a party and I grabbed some mixes. Later, while we flipped burgers and kids whacked a badminton birdie around, Jimmy sang out loud and clear, "Wha' don't we get drunk and skroooo?..."

Posted by: Amy at August 8, 2005 06:09 PM

Yes, Wicked, the Nanny has been cleared by me. :) I gave her my official Seal of Approval..."Dude, she's hot!".

Posted by: Howard at August 9, 2005 02:15 PM

Oh my word! I laughed so hard. There is a country song out now called "Hillbillies" and the chorus is "like it in the hay" and my 2.5 year old son sings along. The funniest is when he says "you know how we get when we get it on" and it comes out just "get it on!" Priceless, too bad you didn't get it on tape.

Posted by: Oddybobo at August 9, 2005 03:08 PM

OMFG - I read this yesterday, and again today and I am still laughing my ass off!!!

I want my Hello Kitty pencils!

Posted by: Mark at August 10, 2005 09:55 PM
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