Mama Diaries

Friday, May 17, 2013

What I Learned at the All School Sing

I showed up yesterday at my kids' school for the All School Sing wearing my pink sunglasses, because my boy had said it was wacky sunglasses day.  Except I didn't see anyone wearing wacky sunglasses.  They were wearing tacky tourist shirts.  I asked somebody what was up with that.  "It's tacky tourist day," a nice lady said.

Oh.  Duped by my son.  Okay.  So I was the tacky tourist wearing wacky sunglasses.  No big deal!

Anyway, I found a seat and listened to the nice boys and girls sing about short vowels, and habitats, and silent e's, and the fifty states, and all the presidents.  It was a lot of information to cram into my punitive brain! 

When my kids got home they asked if I enjoyed the show.   "Yes," I said.  "I was impressed with how everybody was able to sing the fifty states in order and go through the list of presidents."

"Did you learn anything, Mom?"  my daughter asked.

"Yes.  I learned two things.  One, never believe Bubba when he says it's wacky sunglasses day, and two, I should go back to school so I can sing the names of all the presidents in order just like you!"

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  1. Oh, boy. Remember my comment that Bubba had you fooled? Maybe he actually thought it was wacky sunglasses day, though. Singing makes learning so much easier. I always taught my Sunday School students songs with the books of the Bible.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It is amazing how setting facts to music makes it easier to learn them.

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  2. Sounds like you made the best of the situation (-:

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    1. Sure. It was no big deal. We all looked pretty goofy!

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  3. LOL. I think the first one is the important one. ;) Kids are awesome, right?

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  4. He's a sly one- he's got a great thinking machine on his shoulders!

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  5. haha I could name 10 at most, they have me beat

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    1. You and I are in the same boat. I'm not sure I could name more than 10 in the correct order!

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  6. *LOL* I know he was up to something! Have a great weekend.

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  7. Quite a bit to remember I should imagine. Loved to have seen the sun glasses/

    Yvonne.

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    1. I'm sure I looked absolutely ridiculous with those sunglasses on!

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    1. Can you believe that kid? Duping his own mother?

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    2. He's a crack up. A Gold mine of material.

      Good stuff.

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  9. I don't recall the names of the presidents in order anymore. At least sunglasses kind of go with the tacky tourist theme.

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    1. I don't recall ever learning the names of the presidents in order. Same with the states. Hmmm. I think my parents should get their money back from that rip off school!

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  10. Heehee! Nice one Bubba! :)

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  11. Isn't it funny how sometimes kids know things that we can't even remember?

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    1. Yes. They make me feel really stupid!

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  12. LOL. What a sneaky one that Bubba is. : )

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  13. Sneaky, sneaky Bubba! At least the day was still wacky in some way, so your sunglasses weren't too out of place amongst all the tourist shirts!

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    1. I was happy that I wasn't too out of place!

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  14. Just back from my daughter's high school concert... I hope she never gets Bubba's idea and make me into a fool, but I think by this age, they would be horrified if I came dressed differently.

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    1. Ha! Yes, if Bubba was a teenager, I'm sure he wouldn't want me sticking out like a sore thumb!

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  15. Cute! We never learned the president song when I was in school long, long ago. ;)

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    1. I don't remember ever learning it either. Does this mean I'm old? ;)

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  16. Haha..it's like a series of Punk'd by Bubba.:)

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  17. Sounds like they did a great job! My history teacher at school could recite all the kings and queens of England, with dates. Not easy. And yes, all your entries here would make a great book!

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    1. Wow! Dates too? That definitely would not be easy!

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  18. I think it worked out since tourists do wear some crazy sunglasses. A song about the Presidents is a good way to memorize them.

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    1. I think setting the names to music was a brilliant idea!

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  19. How did I miss learning to sing all the presidents when I was in school?! So much for a thorough musical education! ;)

    Tacky glasses can almost be synonymous with tacky t's, so I'm sure you still fit in! Well played though Bubba!

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    1. I never learned the names of the presidents in order either. I feel like I've been short-changed!

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  20. Bubba The Trickster! Mama The Victim! LOL
    Watch out Sherry... what's gonna happen as he gets older...?

    Writer In Transit

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    1. I don't know. If I don't get smarter, I'm going to be in big trouble!

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  21. At least you stood out in cute sunglasses...right?

    I forgot all that stuff once I hit adulthood. It would be cool learning all those things again.

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    1. I'd say I definitely resembled a tacky tourist.

      I think it would be cool to learn all those little songs. I don't know what I'd do with the information, though!

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