Karaoke Night

October 25, 2008

I know I complain a whole lot when I am blogging, and I would just like to take a moment and apologize for that. There is a lot to complain about, but there is also so much to be thankful for. I am thankful that our kids just love music. Sungu really really loves music. When we are being stereotypical (which is very very often) we say it is because he is 1/4 african american.
Anyhow, tonight we went to another high school football game to watch Chris’ step-brother kick. Though the game was fun, the ride to the game was even funner still. It started off pretty rough- Topher was crying. The car used to be Lily’s automatic mouth-shutter. She might be upset about something in the world, but once she was in her car seat and the car was a rolling down the street, all her troubles and fears would disappear. Not so much for Topher. In fact, the opposite seems true more often than not.
So we decided to blast the radio to see if Topher would stop. Bette Midler’s “The Rose” was on, so I decided to sing that as loudly as I could to entertain the non-crying kids, and hopefully quiet down the one that was crying. And it worked! So then we decided to make a game out of this singing-along-with-the-radio business: Karaoke Funtimes!
The next song was for Chris and it was John Mayer’s “Say What You Need to Say”. Easy enough because most of the words to the song are in the title. Only Chris thought it was “say what you mean to say” and sang that for the entirety of the song, and that was pretty hilarious. But it was made all the more ridiculous cause Chris is a very intense singer. When he gets into a song, he puts his hand up close to his face, not so much pretending that he is holding up a mike, but more like he is just trying to caress his own face. He also kinda closes his eyes, which is superdangerous when he is driving.
Then it was Jeehon’s turn. Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” came on. We’ve all heard that song a million times before. But not one of us had any idea what any of the words were. I only know the name of the song because we have a little screen that tells us the time, the radio station, the singer and the song that is being sung. Needless to say, Jeehon was the big loser for Karaoke Night, and Chris was the big winner. And I know I complain a lot about our kids not being very smart. But at least they are happy and they live in a house (and drive in a car) that is full of laughs. And very poor singing.

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