Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Maple Leaf Festival Theme Song

We went to The Maple Leaf Festival in the darling town of Baldwin City, Kansas. Did you know there's a song you sing before you get to the festival? Yes, there is and everyone loves to sing it, except 15yo teenage girls that think their family has gone whacko-nutso.

She has reached the point in her life where I can officially embarrass her just by walking through a door. I take every possible opportunity to publicly humiliate her, like the other day when she was standing with her group of friends in the church lobby, she ran up to ask me something, gave me a quick hug and then I licked her. There was lots of laughing and EEEEWWWWing. Mostly, I just embarrass her in the car. I think she's jealous of my awesome singing skilz and driver's seat dance moves.

More about the festival later, dude.

20 comments:

ladyfi said...

LOFL! She looks so embarrassed... Think I'll have to try out that licking move!

Lori R said...

She's probably saying, like mine do, "Oh no, this is going on the blog isn't it?" Secretly, they're proud of us, really they are. They just don't realize it yet.

Southern Gal said...

Ha! Poor, poor girl. I feel for her because her MOTHER is in on the embarassing stuff. Only my daddy would embarass me like that. Try walking through a grocery store in July while your father is singing, "Yingle bells, Yingle bells, Yingle all the way" very LOUDLY. He got a shopping cart on the heels on more than one occasion.

He also has his own version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that involves red bugs and red bug stew.

My KIDS love it!!! So you can look forward to your grandchildren loving everything you do!

Renee

Jenni said...

Very nice! It's quite a catchy tune, much better than the Armistace Day song over at your sis' blog. Happier too.

Jo, my 16yodd looks at me like that all the time, too. Her favorite phrase these days is, "Mom! Are you on crack?" It's simply her way of expressing her love and pride.

Mama Hen said...

That just made my WHOLE week!

Sharon said...

I lick my kids too! The only problem is when they lick back. Gross!

Rhea said...

Your family is adorable...and the look on your daughter's face is priceless!!

I'm impressed with your licking move. I might try that. My boys would just DIE!!!

Rhea said...

And have I told you how much I love your tag line on your header? HILARIOUS!

Rechelle said...

April - that is classic!

Egghead said...

I am still laughing. Poor Ellen. The look on her face is priceless.

Irma said...

My younger sister is also a "licker" and I am a favourite target. It's disgusting as hell but it cracks me up every time she does it.

Sally-Ann said...

I love the maple leaf song. I usually try very hard not to embarass my kids in public, but sometimes......
My son was being rude to me one day when I was driving him to school, as he was walking across the car pool line, I called out the window, "Did you put on clean underwear?" No more rudeness on the way to school
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Tiff said...

OMG that's the funniest thing I've seen in a long time!
Same look my daughter gets when I start dancing and singing like a dork in the grocery store (or anywhere else that plays music) haha

Hey, I just noticed that the word verification thing is "cheastym" sounds like a horribly nasty cheating disease...

pam said...

Gas prices to get to the festival - $375.00
Cost to get into the festival - $35.00
Snacks inside the festival - $99.99

You daughters expression on that tape - priceless

Joy said...

I love it! Having a 14 yo daughter, I have almost arrived. Almost. We're nearly there and I take any opportunity to work on mom skills.

muddywaters said...

That's good stuff. I need to find a way to transfer it to my Ipod for next year's trip to the festival.

I should commission your family to write some thematic songs for trips my family takes. We needed one for Shaake's Pumpkin Patch this week.

We all need a little more music in our lives.

Jules said...

My mom used to go to my junior high dances and try and get all the kids out on the dance floor by dancing in front of them...I feel her pain.

Accidental housewife said...

Keep up the good work! I am still embarrassing my daughters and the oldest one is 26! I love to do things like scream out their name in the middle of Walmart, not their real name but my nickname for them. Or I pretend I'm Bond, James, Bond and I hum the themesong and edge around the corners. Or I will talk like a total hick and say things like "Whatch'all want fer sipper? Hows about some squirrel haid soup and sum of dem beans. I likes beans they makes you toot." Yes my kids loath shopping with me. :)

Beth said...

I love the song! And the whole family singing it, except Ellen, is a classic. She looks ready to die. LOL

And I love the lick! Fabulous!

A friend of ours used to walk up to his daughter and her friends in the stands at high school football games and ask loudly, "Can I sit and hang out with you guys for a while?" Then plop down on the bench. Beautiful.

Bre in Ky said...

That was great...I"m filing these ideas away since we're still working on the "family" part...LOL..I had a comment to make about my husband licking my face one of the first times we kissed, but it was going to sound horribly wrong no matter how I phrased it...