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Friday, November 09, 2007

I think I like her version better

Chloe loves singing show tunes. Loves it. While she is drawing, she is usually singing a medley of songs from Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Wicked, High School Musical, the Barbie movies, Jekyll and Hyde, or Spamalot. I'm not even kidding. Many of them she has learned from the CDs and movies we have here at home, but a bunch of them she hears my students singing during their lessons, so she expands her repertoire that way. I even heard her singing what I'm pretty sure was Seasons of Love from Rent the other day, and I have no idea where she heard that one!

The best thing about hearing Chloe sing these songs, is her lyrics. She usually doesn't know or understand the words very well (who does, right?) and so she just makes them up. Except, she's adamant that the words she sings are 100% correct, and if she hears anyone sing it the real right way she immediately puts them in their place.

So, I've been listening to the Wicked soundtrack an awful lot lately while driving around town. Usually, the girls just want to listen to Popular over and over and over and over again. I've been telling them sorry...we're listening to all the music now, because I don't know how much longer I can handle hearing Popular, much as I like it! Anyway, so yesterday, No One Mourns the Wicked must have been rattling around in Chloe's brain, because she was singing it all day.

But her way went like this: Every day a Weekend!

Sounds good to me!


  1. I think that must be wonderful to have your children singing all day. It is funny the things they "hear" and the way they interpret it.

  2. I think I like her version better too!

    And. . .today is almost a weekend!

  3. You'd have to get up early and go to Tuachan though....

  4. hahaha, this girl knows good life!

  5. Love it! I used to do the same thing when I was little. My sister and I both. We would both sing the song different and argue who was right.

    One time we wrote out what we thought the right lyrics were to a particular song on a napkin and went and found my mom. . . we were both wrong :)

    I think the one that took me the longest to figure out was "All we like sheep" (Handel's Messiah). I was probably a teenager before I found out it wasn't "Oh feed my sheep!"

  6. The Dragon is the same way (though her repertoire isn't as vast as Chloe's. But yep, if someone is singing the words "wrong" she will be the first to correct them with her "wrongness". So funny.

  7. I think your kids must be more cultured than I am....

  8. I relate to Chloe! Of course you know that, as I always made up songs when I would sing to you! But in my youth it was always opera so I would make up words to sing along that I understood, but of course it was always in a foreign language!

  9. Our girls would get a long wonderfully. Hannah, too, LOVES to sing, NON-STOP. And Olivia, her day is not complete if she's not shakin' it 75% of the time.