Friday, March 23, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
Now, back when that song was popular, I could have asked someone in person or via my cordless phone. Then, if I wanted to listen to it, I'd have to sit in front of my radio and wait. If I was really invested in keeping the song, I'd have to get a ride to the music store. The alternative was waiting in front of the boom box in a quiet room with a blank tape and fingers poised over the record and play buttons, ready to strike as soon as the opening notes played.
Luckily, it's 2012. I opened the Facebook app on my smartphone and posted the following to my girl Carrie's wall: Whats the song that says 1,2 checka microphone checka. Wrecks in effect in effect I'm a wrecka? Cuz it's stuck in my head
Within two minutes, she'd responded with the title [Ha! Rump Shaker.] and youtube link[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKKONgfNONU]. Yes, I could have googled, but I knew my girl was quick. Besides, I knew she'd want to reminisce about flat-tops, high tops, and Top 40 countdowns.
I clicked the link on my phone. It was not available for mobile, but I searched it on youtube. Boom! Just like that, it was opened and hooked via mp3 jack to my car radio. In under five minutes, my boys were experiencing Rump Shaker.
G, my younger one, wanted to hear it again and again. Josh, my headbanger husband tried to remember if he'd heard it on Kids Bop. One day I'll tell my kids about how we worked for our tunes. Right then, though, I just sat back and sang along.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
"I had this first! I had it first!" he yelled, lest I try to get B's stuff back for his absent brother.
"What is it?"
"I got hookers! I got hookers!"
"Let me see?"
"They 'rasers." Erasers. Conversation heart, scented erasers that were in the goodie bags the boys and I made for B's class and for the other kids at the sitters--mostly because we had enough left over. Hopefully none of the twenty-some kids we gave those erasers to tried to eat the scented "candy".
"Did you call them hookers?"
"Yeth. They Hooker's!"
HOOKER'S! MRS. Hooker's, B's reading teacher. B had brought hers home because he didn't give it to her.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I tried to get him to change the bottoms. I mean, red bottoms, green top? He couldn't change the top. It was School Spirit Day, and he only fits the green school shirts. In fact, that shirt is over TOP black and green shirt. He wouldn't go to jeans, though. He SAID it was because his shoes were already on.
When I got to work and told a friend, though, I realized: My son is a fashion genius. You see, it happened to be on Leap Day. Once every four years, an "extra" day is added to the year. I falls right between "Normal February"--a month wih symbolic red--and March--a month with symbolic green. MY kid combined both colors on the day sandwiched between "typical".