Tuesday, January 20, 2015

All Arrogant Worms All the Time

I wrote earlier that we went, as a family, to an Arrogant Worms concert in December. For three years now, we've chosen a special show to see as a family. We also try to see Shakespeare in the Park in August. The hope is to have the kids experience a wide-range of cultural events while having fun. We've seen:

  • Macbeth
  • Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Winter's Tale
  • Potted Potter
  • Les Miserables
and this year, The Arrogant Worms. We're not sure if moving from Les Mis to the Arrogant Worms is a move up, down, or simply zig zag. What I am sure of is that while the songs of Les Mis were played in the car, they didn't take over our every waking hour.

Anyway, at the concert we purchased two CDs. These now have a permanent home in the car. Their music is on the computer and the ipad. In our home, it's ALL ARROGANT WORMS ALL THE TIME!!!!! The kids sing the songs in the morning. They listen to the discs whenever in the car. They sing in the evening. I left the house for the supermarket with "Celine Dion" in my head. While at the market "Brad" was there. Earlier today, and even now, I hear "Yoga Pants" playing in my head. I even woke up one day with lyrics and music in my mind. We sing "Carrot Juice is Murder" while we make salad, and "Go to Sleep Little Leech" is appropriate at all times. In fact, Jesse, who is eating all our food at midnight, is humming it right now. It's a lullaby for parents to sing to their little darlings. It's become our anthem (mostly because we have wonderful kids, and our experience is the polar opposite of the song, but, hey, that's comedy).

If you get the chance, go see the Arrogant Worms. They're really fun.  Just don't call out during "Mounted Animal Nature Trail."  Also, as great as Shakespeare or Les Mis are, try Potted Potter. Gavi actually fell out of his seat while laughing. It's that funny.

Now, with Jesse's leechy lullaby in my ears, I bid you a goodnight.

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