Mama Diaries

Friday, April 5, 2013

Cookies and Mashed Potatoes (and other random things)

"Mama, you broke my dream machine," my eight year old son said to me this morning when I woke him up.

"Sorry, Bubba," I said. "What were you dreaming about?"

"Cookies and mashed potatoes."

I tried not to laugh.  "Really?  Was it a good dream?"

"Yeah.  Because mashed potatoes are my favorite food, and I was hoping for a cookie after breakfast."

(Keep hoping kid.  It's not going to happen!)

Then I went to my daughter's room to wake her up.

After she cleared her morning groggies, she had this question:  "Mom, what's the difference between a hippy and a groovy? "

Huh?

"Well, a hippy is a dude from the seventies with long hair.  He usually wears bell-bottom pants and funky shirts.  I have no idea what a groovy is."

"I think he's a surfer dude," my daughter suggested.

Okay.  Whatever.  I have no idea where this conversation came from, but if any of you have an answer to what the difference between a hippy and a groovy is, please let me know!





Finally, I'd like to share my daughter's new favorite song:  It's number one on the charts and it's called the Harlem Shuffle.  She made me watch this video last night. ( I think the dude in the orange pants might be a groovy.)       

 
 
All I could do was shake my head and wonder what this world is coming to.  They call this music?  I think I'll go listen to a Beethoven Symphony now.  You all have a nice day!

29 comments:

  1. I've never heard a person described as "a groovy." He can be a "groovy" person (meaning hip, cool), but not "a" groovy. hahaha. Your kids are the best!

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    1. That's what I thought, but since I'm an old person, I figured I wasn't up on the latest terminology. :)

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  2. Music does change I agree I like the 60 era and a few Irish singers but my favourite classical composer was Chopin.
    Loved the video though.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Chopin is wonderful! I love playing his piano music.

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    2. Briefly saw Forever Autumn on your blog. I really like autumn. It's my favorite season!

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  3. I think hippies were supposed to say "groovy," but the only people who actually said groovy were the kids on The Brady Bunch.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. The best part of dreaming about cookies and mashed potatoes is that they are calorie free in your dream.

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  5. Love what Janie said—so true!

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    1. Janie always knows what she's talking about! She's my blog mom. ;)

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  6. haha there were many songs about groovy back in the day---i don't know if you would like them any better though ;)

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    1. They'd have to be better than this - 35 seconds of noise!

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  7. That dumb shuffle thing is everywhere haha, isn't groovy what Shaggy and Scooby says?

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    1. It blows my mind that this is number 1. And yes, I think you're right about Shaggy and Scooby.

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  8. Haha! Your kids sound so awesome. "you broke my dream machine," is such a wonderful turn of phrase. :)

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    1. He comes up with some really interesting lines!

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  9. Now...that Harlem Shake is groovy.

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  10. I agree, Sherry, it's a stretch to call that music. At least it keeps your imagination alert and working hard.
    That's so funny about Bubba's mashed potatoes and cookies dream. I'll bet he woke up hungry.

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  11. Groovy is an adjective used to describe something or someone...and means "Great", "cool", "right on." :) Great post, Sherry, I love hearing what children say.

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    1. I thought it was an adjective, but my daughter insisted that it was a noun. I'm going with adjective, because moms are always right! ;)

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  12. I remember how the kids on the Brady Bunch said "groovy" a lot. It sounds like your daughter is in tune with the slang from the different decades.

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    1. Or maybe she's combining new slang with old.

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  13. Hippies are groovy.

    I almost thought the mashed potatoes went with the cookies.

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    1. Well, I like dunking my cookies in mashed potatoes. Don't you? ;)

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  14. Hi Sherry,
    Groovy means cool or hip.
    Yup, don't know what this world is coming too with a so not music video. :-)

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  15. What a good dream to have- mashed potatoes and cookies :) The first thing that popped in my head with the word "groovy" was Phil Collin's Groovy Kind of Love. (Been listening to a lot of 80's music today). Some friends participated in the Harlem Shake phenomenon. I wonder what the "music masters" would have to say when they hear what the music is like nowadays.

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