I don’t want my kid to grow up. Well, I want him to grow up, but I don’t want to turn into a sad little robot and shove his feeling down into his guts. Check out my newest post at ChicagoNow on how we should learn something from the way children communicate.
Working from home means “no pants week” all week, every week. Read about the benefits of keeping your office within the confines of your home in my newest post at ChicagoNow.
We created the best family holiday card ever this year. Plus our friends are still living with us which, in my book, is a very happy thing! Check out the card and such in my newest ChicagoNow post!
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I am not lying. This kid is trying to kill me. Read about this common parenting woe in my recent post on ChicagoNow.
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This past weekend I found my fourth-grade interpretation of JFK’s assasination…made out of felt. It was amazing. Check out this goodie along with other items to get your nostalgic juices flowing via ChicagoNow.
Below is an example of a “normal” converasation with my mom:
Me: Mom, what are you doing?
Me: You ok?
Ho-Ho: Yes, just mad.
Me. Why are you mad?
Ho-Ho: I’m not mad. I’m tired.
Me: Why are you tired?
Ho-Ho: I’m not tired
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To say I am not a big of musicals is an understatement. At our wedding, I had three requests:
- NO ABBA
- NO SONGS FROM MUSICALS
- Ginuwine’s “Pony” must be the last songs of the night.
But it didn’t always used to be this way. In high school I was in stage crew (don’t judge) for Fiddler on the Roof. I sang my heart out to Grease while watching it for the umpteenth time at my grandparents’ house.
Whatever my problem is with musicals, it’s not bad enough that I will deny my kid from enjoying them in his own right.
Recently we watched Frozen along with the rest of the free world. He loves the soundtrack from the Nightmare Before Christmas (3 seems a little young to watch the movie) to the point that my ears bleed – which, I suppose, is fitting. And now that he will set for an entire film (or most of it), I have been on the hunt for movies I can stomach and he can relish.
Cue my best friend, Netflix, and their insane number of streaming videos.
1. The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984). I am 100% on board with this one. Nostalgia + talking pigs and NYC in the ’80s. I mean, Piggy and Kermie get married, for sweet baby J’s sake! Plus, you’ve got to start teaching your kids hard lessons like, “you can’t be a bunch of animal muppets who write a musical and expect it to play on Broadway without hitting a few bumps in the road.”
Girls can fix cars, jerkface!
Maybe it’s because I live with an engineer, but the harebrained inventor is incredibly appealing and young EK likes the jams.
3. School House Rock! Earth (2009). Nope, this isn’t the one we grew up with. Instead, SHR has gone green. With all new content, this 43-minute animated musical focuses on 21st Century kids and the environmental problems their selfish parents (cough cough) have created.
Just love the ocean, man. Cool?
4.I don’t know if this one really counts as a musical, but I freaking love it.
Just listen to Monster Math Squad‘s (2012 – ) theme song, throw some thick-rimmed glasses and TOMS on your kid and you have a mini-hipster. Plus they sing a little in the actual show, so you’ve got that too.
Fine, maybe I don’t hate musicals all that much. But I still loathe ABBA.
*This is a sponsored post, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I mean, who would really want to own up to these thoughts anyway, right?
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