Friday, February 1, 2013

Sixty










This weekend's Trifextra challenge is asking for exactly 33 words of dialogue.



Sixty



"When will I be sixty?"

"Huh?"

"Will I know when I turn sixty?"

"Um, yeah, I guess.  What is this about?"

"It’s about that song."

"What song?"

"'I’m Sixty and I Know It.'"



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Out of the mouth of a preschooler.  Should I not be surprised that this is coming home from school nowadays?  Being that I'm usually behind on current pop culture, I heard this "particular song" for the first time--coincidentally--immediately after this conversation on the car radio.  *Head palm*. 


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44 comments:

  1. I LOVE it! I keep meaning to write down all the funny stuff my kids say - well done!

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    1. I actually have a Word document that records *some* of mine. I'd have to comb through my FB account to get all of them, ha! Thanks, Libby!

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  2. I about choked when I read this - I've banned the kids singing that song in the house (they must hear it at school because it's certainly not played here.) It was shocking to hear my nine-year-old sing it...don't know if you've heard the full song, but "oh my".

    Thanks for the laugh, Sandra. I really liked this :)

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    1. Isn't it even more shocking that my then-4-yo knew about this song? It was from school--he even told me who told him. Sigh. I did look up the music video on YouTube, and if hearing = "oh my," then seeing = *GASP* and "the horror"! I had actually written a post on this on Letters titled "Dear Sixty," because the event led to more serious discussions with my kiddos. And even though the post didn't get to it at the time, I did eventually have a talk with DS about the song. So, all's well now. Thanks, Janna!

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  3. oh my . . . I love kids, I do

    and I'm sixty-three (and I know it) lol

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    1. Thanks, Cheney! We all had a good laugh when we got into the car and this song came on the radio, and I finally realized what had just happened...

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  5. HA! This was a milk-out-of-your-nose little slice of Life and I LOVED it. It was different and unexpected and adorably perfect!

    *don't tell anyone, not only was this a great anecdote, but I actually thought at first that this was a convo between you and the Hubs...*

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    1. If it had been between me and the hubs, it would have been comedy of a very twisted sort. The funny thing is I can actually see my hubs saying something like that *imagine the horror*. Good thing his son got to it first. :) Thanks, Kim!

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  6. Well,I have no idea about the said song but coming from a pre-schooler it must have sounded funny-at 6 wanting to know about being 60:-)Kids are something,aren't they?

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    1. This song is titled, "(I'm) Sexy and I Know It" by a group called LMFAO. Let's just say that their music is not appropriate for young children, or even older children at that. Songs (and media) of this nature never bothered me, of course, until I had children. Even though we are careful about not exposing such things to our kids, they're out there, and so I've had conversations with mine about them in ways they can understand. Thanks for reading, Atreyee!

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  7. Great things from kids. I love it.

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    1. I think it was great that my son thought the word was "sixty." Better that at age four, right? :) Thanks, lumdog!

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    1. I'm glad you found it funny, Jody! We thought it was hilarious!

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  9. Oh dear, this one cut real close to home!

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    1. Yes, "oh, dear" is right! Thanks for stopping by, rangewriter!

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  10. Fantastic. I have heard the most random and awesome stuff come out of the mouths of children. It's amazing.

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    1. It's so awesome precisely because of their innocent ways! Thanks for reading, Corrine!

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  11. Love this! Out of the mouths of babes...

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    1. Thank you, Suzanne! Trust me, I was as baffled as he was when this first happened... :)

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  12. Love it! Kids are so funny!

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    1. Thanks, Deanna! This one goes in the hall of fame of my kiddos' words!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jennifer! :)

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  14. For weeks I was convinced that 'Amazing Grace' was Amazon Grace and it was about a tarzan like woman living in the jungle.

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    1. I'm sure that made much more sense to you at the time, Joe! I had lots of misquoted song lyrics myself, since English was a second language for me growing up. I wish I can think of some, but my brain has been long "righted" since. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. OMG - this is SO funny. With my girls, I am always worried about them singing songs in public because it can be so inappropriate. But I'm sixty and I kmow it - now that's funny. It's when they get older and start to ask about the song lyrics - that can be crazy.

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    1. Cindy, my DS would *never* sing in public anyway, so I wasn't worried about that aspect, but I did have a convo with him about the word and the song. He gets that it's not appropriate for kids and we didn't make a big deal out of it afterwards. Oftentimes I listen to music on the radio and not really hear the lyrics. How appalled I get when I find out what some of those songs are about!! Yikes!!

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  16. Ha ha! I still remember telling my family about the graffiti I'd seen on the bleachers my first day of middle school. I thought *job* meant, like, place of employment. So I didn't quite understand why it was paired with the word it was. . .Huh. Who knew. :-)

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    1. LOL, I can see the gerbils cranking the wheel in your head about how odd that job must have been! :)

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  17. *hahahahaha* That is *awesome*! I love the things kids say. Our 21-month-old today sang: "Tinkle, tinkle, lilla tar, like a diaper in the sky..."

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    1. Aw, Christine, that's JUST adorable! I hope you're getting it on video, cuz that's just too precious a memory to not capture!

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  18. OMG this is so funny! Just what I needed on a boring Monday morning!! I'm sure that I will remember this next time I hear the song in question!

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    1. Hi, Rachael! I myself cannot hear this song without laughing anymore! I'm glad this cheered up your Monday morning!

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  20. This is too funny. I love when the kids "make-up" words because they don't quite understand what it is the singer is saying! It sure makes it entertaining... :)

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    1. Thanks, Susi! It was *quite* entertaining--except my son couldn't understand why we were all laughing hysterically around him...

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  21. That's not fair... having your kids write your posts for you!

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    1. Hi, Ted! Couldn't help it... it was too good NOT to share! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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