That Song… or How to Torture Your Mom

Oh the songs. All it takes is a couple of words. Two notes.

Puff the Magic Dragon lives by the sea…

Bananas in Pajamas, are going down the stairs…

Her name is Rio and she dances on the sand….

Millions of peaches, peaches for free…

Not much. Just enough to allow my daughter and I to torture each other with songs that get stuck in our heads. It’s fun, it can be funny, and it can be very, very annoying.

“Oh man, I can’t get that stupid song out of my head!”

Wait for it. Wait for it. You know you want to ask.

“What song?”

HA! That’s all that it takes and her day is blown. Or mine is. Because you know you just have to ask what song, and you know that it’ll probably get stuck in your head too. It is just TOO easy.

Then there are the days when I just text her one line of a song. Just one. That’s all it takes.

I’m reading a book, man, I’m reading a book, don’t you ever interrupt me when I’m reading a book…

This game, this audio torment that she and I pass back and forth, is what we call fun. Sick, mean fun.

So let me hum you a few notes and see what happens…. 😉

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