March 06, 2006

Singing car ride

We spent much of Sunday going from our house in Connecticut to the birthday of the daughter of our college room mate in New Jersey. Between 3 and 4 hours of driving, all told. The kids were terrific in the car. Just fine.

The Girl Child sang to us almost the entire ride back, making up songs, performing them, and then quizzing us on what our favorite parts of her inventions were. At one point in the ride, the following transpired:

GC: Hey, Boy Child, you sing now while I have something to drink, ok?

BC: OK. [Sings as commanded]

GC: Great! Now, we’re going to sing a rockin’ song!

Me: You mean, like “Rockin’ Robin”? [Which I then went on to sing for her]

GC: No, Pappa. When I said rockin’ song, I didn’t mean a song that had rockin’ in it; I meant a song that was groovin’

Oh. Silly me. Where did she ever learn the word “groovin’”? She's only five.

Posted by Random Penseur at March 6, 2006 10:50 AM | TrackBack

I thought "groovin'" went out in the 70's. Maybe she's 5 in dog years?

Posted by: grammarqueen at March 6, 2006 12:40 PM

That's hilarious, my guy likes saying "that's cool daddy!"

The other day apparently on his own, he found out he could use the mirror to wipe his bum. In his own words "Make sure there no poop in there". I almost didn't believe that's what he said so I had to get him to repeat it. His mom phoned grandma she was so impressed, she thinks he's going to be the guy to cure cancer.

Posted by: Oorgo at March 6, 2006 11:50 PM

I suspect it's the same place she learned "dirty deeds are done dirt cheap."


Posted by: Kathy at March 7, 2006 02:01 AM

But, but, but Rockin' Robin' IS a groovin' song!

Maybe you needed to drum the steering wheel a little harder!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 7, 2006 10:10 PM

Groovin' is easy, as the Electric Flag used to sing!

Posted by: Mark at March 7, 2006 10:16 PM

I just hear the girl child singing. I am experiencing it now and remeber when I did it with my sister.. These are your underated posts..

Posted by: dr pants at March 9, 2006 08:30 PM
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