Sunday, June 8, 2008

Let's sing a song of five!

Or let’s not. I’d really rather not, actually. OK? Brain? Can we please STOP singing a song of five?

Jack is very into a certain CD these days. It’s called either “Deet,” or “Sesame Street: The Original Cast Recording,” depending on whom you ask. It’s a great album, full of fun, educational songs and a bonus helping of nostalgia, as I used to listen to that record myself on a regular basis.

Hey, Mom? Sorry about listening to that record on a regular basis. I now know what I was doing to you, because lately, we listen to it in the car, during breakfast, during lunch, and all the rest of the entire day. If I dare try to put on something else, Jack responds with the plaintive whine of “Deet! Deet! Deeeeeeeeet!”

I swear, if I have to hear Gordon sing “Rub, rub, rub rub rub, rub, rub, rub rub rub, rub, rub, rub rub rub, rub! Sing a silly song!” one more time, I will be forced to do something drastic. Just what this drastic act will be, I don’t know, because every time I try to think of one, my brain responds with, “Five! Five! Five! Five! Let’s sing a song of five! How many is five?”

On the other hand, Jack no longer skips “five” when he counts to six. So that’s something. On the other other hand, the trade off of my non-stop mental singing is kind of not worth it.

One, two, three, four, five!

Jack’s favorite song is “Deet.” You might know it as the show’s theme song, the first song on the album. Frankly, I’m lucky I’m allowed to hear any of the other songs, as Jack would be perfectly content with the theme song on endless repeat. My favorite song, by far, is “Up and Down,” as sung by Cookie Monster and an unknown monster voiced by Jim Henson. It is classic. Would that I could get THAT song stuck in my head, but I can’t even remember how it goes right now, because it is being crowded out by the “Song of Five.”

And that’s a song of five!

I suppose it could be worse. I suppose it could be Barney.


Anonymous said...

That would be Herry monster, young 'un.

Apparently, Herry was somewhat of an expert on this particular topic:

But warning--these early episodes out on DVD come with a parental warning "These early ‘Sesame Street’ episodes are intended for grown-ups, and may not suit the needs of today’s preschool child." so whatever you do, don't let Jack watch!

Big Sis #1, who watched the first Sesame Street when it was first broadcast, and then, because the "little kids" were scared of cool shows like Speed Racer, watched or heard it for the next 18 or so years

Becca said...

Barney would be worse! Charlie's favorite right now is "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" by John Denver. I'm not sure which I'd rather have stuck in my head on endless repeat.

Dr. Maureen said...

It's not Herry. I know Herry.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing this.