When your kid won`t nap, sometimes you just have to give in, say goodbye to your quiet time, put on some top forty radio and dance around the living room. Around here, We Built This City on Rock and Roll and Downtown are big faves and are often on repeat (and by repeat I mean that he will literally ask for the song to be played AGAIN upwards of 20 times before tiring of it). Every once in a while though, he will throw out a request that totally stumps me and involves a long line of questioning until we get to the bottom of it. Today he kept asking if we could find “the singer lady song” on the computer. Singer ladies?
Me: Do you mean Downtown where the lady sings?
Thomas: No! No! The one with ALL the singer ladies.
All the singer ladies? All the SINGLE ladies! Beyonce it is!
This next one took a little longer. While driving a few weeks ago, Thomas was in the back humming to himself and then asked if I could find the song about paper on the radio.
Paper? Hmmmm, paper?
Me: I need more words, I don`t know a paper song.
Thomas: With the guy what doesn`t have paper. That one.
Me:Mmmmm, still not sure. What does he say about paper?
Thomas: He says “I`m out of paayyyper” (in a really cute and incredibly off key sing songy voice)
Me: Let me think about it for a bit.
Thank god top forty radio can be counted on for only having about 12 songs on their playlist at any given time because it was on the return trip that the Maroon 5 song Payphone came on and Thomas gleefully sang along
I`M OUT OF PAAAAAAPER! mumble mumble PAAAAAPER! ALL OF THE SAME mumble mumble ON YOOOOOOUUUUU!
I will obviously never hear that as “I`m at a payphone” any more.