Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Peas and Yogurt

Elliot is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, and so are his mom and auntie.  We made up this silly song tonight trying to get him to eat his peas, and we sang it a bunch of times, and then decided to record it just for fun.  I kind of can't believe I am even posting this, but we think it's really funny, and figured we might as well share it.  So, if you want to listen to our goofiness, click on the RSS feed icon in the sidebar and you can download it or play it.  Please laugh. What's the point of life if you can't laugh at yourself.  "If you like Bobby McFarren and Billy Joel, you'll love this hot new single, Peas and Yogurt." - Rolling Stone  (ha, ha)

Elliot has pretty good taste in music, I think.  He has certain favorites, which I made into a playlist for him on my ipod.  And he has his own names for him.  I think the one that's gotten the most overall play is Tom Petty's "American Girl", which he has named "Turtleneck Girl".  The others include:  The Cranberries', "Dreams" (The Choo-choo Train Song), R.E.M.'s "Night Swimming" (The Water Bus Song), and Joanna Newsom's "Peach Plumb Pear" (The Girl Song - and as a side note, he thinks she is a little tiny elephant that sings).

On the way to the 99 cent store tonight, we listened to Elliot's current favorite song, Devotchka's "How it Ends", which he calls The Running Song.  When we got there, we sat in the car listening to Nickel Creek's "Out of the Woods" - the song now known to Elliot as The Rainbow Song, and while we were listening to it, Elliot looked out the window of the car and said, "Hey, look at that tree saying hi to me!"  There was a tree in the parking lot in front of us, and one of the branches was swaying in the wind as if it was waving.  Elliot started laughing, and waved back at the tree.  Then he said, "He's being funny! (about the tree) He has a lot of fingers on his hand, and his other arm is so long!"  It was so cute.  I think he really thought the tree was waving at him.  Paired with the beautiful song and a windy clear night, it just seemed like one of those moments you will look back on, and remember as a time when you were perfectly happy.

And while we are on the subject of silliness, I might mention a few more of Elliot's favorite sayings of late.  For goodness sake!  Good grief!  You've got to be kidding me!  Obviously.... Actually.... Absolutely.... Manicott!   Spaghett!  Gol-ly!  And if you want to know how good his imagination is, he threw a fit the other day because his Lightning McQueen rain boots wouldn't stop looking at him.  Seriously.

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eva said...
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Moore Fam said...

:) sounds like you guys had a lot of fun today :) Watch out Laurie Berkner! But I hate peas and when I was a kid. I HATED peas... so I sort of feel like that song is a little mean. ;)

eva said...

Oh, yeah. Elliot actually like peas a lot as food goes. It's just that he doesn't like food.

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Leanne Barker said...

I like the song, the boys were loving it especially Elliot in the background. Elliot cracks me up!

bj said...

I LOVE it!!! :) That is so great to record these silly songs, thanks for the joy and inspiration! ;) oh yeah, & I already have it stuck in my head... yummmy dreams are coming my way. Mikayla loves peas too, I hope that continues like it has for Elliot.

THE WHITTINGTONS said...

Elliot makes me laugh! Such a funny kid... Wish we were around more to witness his antics. Imagination is the best!

Married for Keeps said...

Well, I'm bummed cause for some reason my computer wouldn't let me open and listen to the RSS feed for the song - but the blog made me smile - even laugh out loud - so I am sure the song is darling. Loved the stories - and the antics of your little guy.