Ear Worm War
Ear Worm: The term for a song that gets STUCK in your head. Somehow my youngest and I got in an ear worm war this morning. He thought he had me with this:
Good move, kiddo. But, obnoxious jerk that I am, I responded with this:
The child has since conceded my victory. (I have taught tap dance to children. I have ears and nerves of STEEL.) Of course, due to the "you also might like" sidebar on You Tube we BOTH have this stuck in our head:
EDITED TO ADD THIS UPDATE: and then, my husband saw my facebook status about this and replied simply "Don't Worry..."
I had to post more updatiness. Because, my mom posted "Hello!" on the facebook thread. To which I replied, "Is it me you're looking for?"
And then my husband and my cousin both started posting lyrics from:
Corn on the cob from Swore Farms. A delicious treat at the Farmer's Market! Their farm is a real family operation - the kids help out every Saturday with the booth, and they often post pictures of them all working together on their facebook page. They also run a corn maze every October - we're going to try and make it out there this year, we went once with the local homeschooling group many years ago and had a great time.
Am I cool yet?
Just hangin' out at the coffee shop wearing my stripy socks and cute Doc Marten MaryJanes! Am I hipster enough for you? (I am sooooooo not cool. =D) But I have succeeded a little bit in my "be less of a hermit and go out every once in a while for goodness sake!" goal.
I love Halloween. Our whole family loves Halloween. Instead of sighing, and saying "already!?" when Halloween merchandise appears in the store - as I do for every single other holiday, I do a happy dance of glee right there by my shopping cart. This is not my project, but the Elder Child's. They started prototyping the armor that they want to build for their Halloween costume on one of their Monster High dolls. They've started early, because as much as we love to pull together last minute costumes, some things take a bit of trial and error.
There's a little drive-in restaurant, near the zoo, swimming pool, and park. It's only open during the summer, and one of the favorite dishes is the "taco spaghetti." It's kind of a local tradition/institution, but I hadn't been there once in all twelve years of living here. I was beginning to feel guilty, but I recently rectified this oversight. My youngest enjoyed the nachos, and I (FINALLY!) tried the spaghetti
YUM! Enjoying the sunshine before the Autumn chill invades the air!
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