From Mozambique to those Memphis nights

There is something you should know about Uncle Pete…

He’s a bit of a messy feeder.

So, after breakfast, when he was getting the ACN changed, some food fell out of her jammie pants.

His reaction of, “Dude… butt toast?” made her laugh.



The Monkey’s family went to a funeral Saturday morning, so she came over to hang out with The ACN.

At first this involved a lot of playing Webkinz online and making fun of Uncle Pete.

And then lots of giggling.

Eventually, the Monkey couldn’t keep the music inside and just had to start singing.

In French.

My gentle reminder that “We sing in English in this family!!!!” only caused her to raise the decibel level about 50 points and incorporate some dance moves.

She strutted and danced around The ACN in chair-y. The ACN squealed, laughed and sang some back-up.

The ACN wouldn’t let me throw The Monkey out.

I asked more than once.

My continued complaints about the French music eventually worked. She stopped.

For three seconds.

Then she launched into Rhianna’s “Unfaithful.”


I asked The ACN if The Monkey was a good singer.


Then The Monkey sang “Life is a Highway.” Despite the fact that it was released five years before she was born, she also sang every word. And she worked in some of her got-to air guitar moves.

Because, as she recently told me, “You can never have too much air guitar, Peter.”

She completed her three song set with Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing.” There was much emoting and every time she sang “you” she stopped and pointed at me.

That kid is loony.

12 thoughts on “From Mozambique to those Memphis nights

  1. So cute!
    I’m impressed she knows the lyrics to those songs! That Aerosmith one does remind me of many a drunken night at karaoke though (no, thankfully not me singing).


  2. Jack (my 5 year old brother) sings in english- but also seems to know all the worlds to every song. My favourite was at the beginning of that Justin Timberlake song, he was all “She’s freaky but I like it”. Oh kids.

  3. The Monkey makes a very good point, you can never have enough air guitar. So adorable!

    Sounds like you guys are having a ton of fun! :-)

  4. Very cute. We had a similar morning at our house with lots of singing and dancing. Two year olds and Beyonce? Tres entertaining.

    I think they know the song because Rascal Flatts covered it on the Cars movie.

  5. “Butt toast” would make anyone laugh. I laughed hysterically, too!
    Do you remember a song in the late 80’s, early 90’s, called “Doin’ the Butt”? I caught my own daughter (5) singing that song one day with the stereo in her room. It sounds a lot like, “Do it in the butt”.
    I changed the station pretty fast. :)

  6. You’re getting me back for the song in the head post! Damn you!

    And I agree, there is no such thing as too much air guitar. I was just appreciating that in the car yesterday.

  7. Was googling Mozambique, wanted to know how easy it would be to travel from one city to the next, when Google led me here.

    “You can never have too much air guitar.” Hmmm, I think I might just get that printed on a T-shirt.

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