"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Like Father, Like Son

As I watch my children grow and change, I continually discover things about them...ways they are individuals and ways they are just like one of us. Just the other day I discovered something Joey has in common with my husband. See, Vic has always liked to rewrite songs, mess with lyrics. When the kids were all younger, he especially liked to screw up the lyrics of the theme songs to kids' shows. Dora Dora Dora the Explorer,
Boots and super-cool explorer Dora
would become Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorer, Trying to find a way across the border.

While Joey and I were on our way to Tae Kwon Do the other night, Foreigner's Hot Blooded came on the radio. Joey's tendency to be like his dad combined with his love of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books. Well, I'm hot blooded, check it and see, I got a fever of a hundred and three, Come on baby, do you do more than dance? I'm hot blooded, I'm hot blooded became Well, I'm half-blooded, check it and see, I got a sword skill of a hundred and three, Come on mister, can't you speak ancient Greek? 'Cause you're half-blooded, half-blooded.

I really hope he writes more.  I thought it was a stroke of brilliance.


Sheliza said...

Like you always tell me, our husbands are just alike! Joey being like dad is going to be extra fun I'm sure! :)

DaisyGal said...

that is a great story..and I love that you get to see his dad in him (did you watch parenthood last night??? How Amber has a lot of "Seth" in her...hopefully the GOOD parts)

I look forward to seeing those kind of things manifest in my sons too...to be able to see John in them.

I loved this post..plus he's quite talented..isn't he??? It's a great rewrite!

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

I love it!

JamericanSpice said...

Don't you just love the things they come with!!

I am not sure I know that song but I'd love to hear it.

Happy Wednesday to you.

rys said...

...and here all this time I thought he took after ME. :P Way to use your imagination, Joey!

Kakunaa said...

Whoa! Did he just bust that out off the tope of his head? Holy coolness! It really is a skill to do that :)

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Totally awesome! I don't think I'm going to be able to hear that song the same way again!

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Lynn said...

I love that! That is an awesome song and you must convince Joey to write more :D

The Hubs does that to songs, as well.....makes me wonder if I'll get the chance to create a similar post some day ;)

Quiet Dreams said...

Such a smart, fun kid!