Monday, December 13, 2010

In Which It Has Begun

I was sitting at the kitchen table last night, trying to find something on my phone, and mindlessly began humming some song that popped into my head. I didn't think anything of it, but stopped suddenly when I felt the heavy stare of both The Boss and my sister upon me. 

"What?" I asked.

"Do you realize what you were just singing?" my sister asked. 

I ducked sheepishly into my sweatshirt, and shook my head. "No, why?"

My sister shook her head in amusement, and looked to The Boss. Apparently they were both operating on the same wavelength, but I was once again clueless. They seem to be in cahoots ever since we moved into my sister's basement at the first of the month, and while it was to be expected, it doesn't make it any less creepy.

"You were just singing the theme song to Elmo's World."

"No, I wasn't!" I immediately objected. 

My sister called into the living room to my niece, who is 18 months old. She told her to grab her Elmo toy guitar that plays music. My niece picked up the guitar, and just happened to press the one button on it that plays the theme song to the show. And sure enough, it was the same song I had just been singing. 

And so it begins, the ingraining into my subconscious all of the annoying and fruity and kid-friendly crap that reigns supreme in a household with a young child. If I start singing along to The Wiggles, though, please send me for a lobotomy, stat.

Happy Monday, folks.

19 Comments:

The Blog Whore said...

Blues Clues songs are the best ;)

Faye said...

Wait til you discover Laurie Berkner, she's actually really good! Then you can get the "kid friendly" stuff that you aren't quite as embarrassed to sing along to. :P

cbs111 said...

Fruit Salad, yummy, yummy.

Big Daddy Autism said...

Wait til the baby comes. You will never hum normal adult songs again.

Marty said...

yep, parenthood totally eats your brain.

nom nom nom....

Didactic Pirate said...

BWAAA HAHAHAHA. And one extra HA.

Weird how that happens. And that's only the beginning. Talk to me in a year when you're so desperate to get the Teletubbies theme song out of your head that you consider jamming a screwdriver into your ear.

Jennifer said...

I agree with the Blog Whore, Blues Clues wins hands down.

Dawn (Bee and Rose) said...

Dude...it's just the beginning...soon you'll be singing along to Barney (and know every single word by heart...)

Lily Ruth's Mama said...

Dear Badass Geek,

Soon there will come a day when you will be grateful to those Wiggles and/or any other character that will hold Darling Baby's attention long enough for you to pee by yourself.

Love,
Lily Ruth's Mama - an Elmo Loving Fool

Aunt Juicebox said...

MJ and I were just sitting here, talking about how much I miss watching Spongebob in the afternoons with my niece. I used to secretly look forward to some of the kids shows, even though I made fun of them. ;P

#1Nana said...

It happened to me too. I was substituting at the high school and mindlessly humming the theme from The Wonder Pets. The small group of high school kids asked me "Mrs. do you watch The Wonder Pets?" ...and then we all sang the song. They may look like a smaller version of adults, but high school students are really kids at heart! Enjoy the journey.

Annah said...

Gah. Hate when songs like that get stuck in your head.

I currently have that 99 bottles of beer song stuck in mine since Saturday.

ChopperPapa said...

you'll be 60 before you finally forget it.

But be very concerned if you start humming Barney.

Kara Hoag said...

Always stick with the muppets. It's more classy and ageless than Elmo. Chances are someone will hum along with you instead of making fun of you.

visions unto myself

Melissa said...

Ok, not willing to tell the whole story again since my computer conked when I hit post. But I called myself a swiper today because now as lowly admins we have access to the mailroom with our swipe cards. I called myself the swiper. EVERYONE in the room laughed. Because we all knew I was talking about the swiper from Dora the Explorer.

kristina said...

Agree with Lily Ruth's Mama: if something holds their attention for long enough you get to pee (eat a sandwich, wash a few dishes, put the laundry in the dryer, make a quick call, etc...), you will be singing along all of the time.

My 22 month-old is obsessed with In The Night Garden, and while it doesn't have words to the theme song, I often find myself humming it to him to get him to calm down while diapering or the like...

Writer Ninja said...

Don’t let the tuletubbies invade your mind, either. With videos of kids on their television stomachs you would think the kiddos would have the hell scared out of them. But no…

Kandace said...

That is why you need to Censure what they watch. Only allow them to watch things you aren't ashamed to know the theme music to. Then you can hum or sing along and it's no big deal.

If they never watch it they don't know they Have to have it and instead have to have something you Are ok with. Even if you don't love the song. :)

Nej said...

Clap your hands and spin around
Pat your head and touch the ground
Do do the move they call the Wigglegroove

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