Friday, January 11, 2008


Dear W,

This morning as I did a little work on the computer, El Guille was on the floor playing with his trains. He'd set up the track in a complex set of interlocking ovals and was pushing his toys around the track. El Guille started singing. It was a song I have never played for him, never sung around him. I could not believe what I was hearing:

"Iiiiiii wanna rock and roll all niiiiight
And party every day"

Yes, W,

I want you to know that we are raising our kid to rock.

"See, mama, how I'm dancing to the music?"

Hmm. Yes, I do.
I see how your dancing looks just like Axl's.
And I didn't even teach you that, you come by the shuffle naturally.
Your bicho print PJ bottoms look a lot like leggings, too.

We're raising him right and good.
Just wanted you to know why you're fighting.
(So we can all rock.)
('Cause you rock.)


Am'n2deep said...

A nice send off to W.

What is it about a four year old's brain? There can be 25 things going on at once, and they will pick--no sponge up every single word and detail of it all, and 'try it out' when you least expect it. We've learned the fine art of tuning things out (probably BECAUSE we have 4 year olds)!

FoxyJ said...

One time I came home from school to find my husband proudly teaching our daughter to sing along with the Fugees "Killing Me Softly". She was barely two. It was kind of funny, but kind of not.

citymama1 said...

Ah yes. Guitar Hero is raising a whole new generation of heavy metal enthusiasts! But if I hear "Slow Ride" one more time....

AzĂșcar said...

That's just the thing: I don't even like Kiss. Other Half and I have never even played it on Guitar Hero because we don't care for the song.

However, I have a new appreciation.

It turns out that his tia is teaching him things on the sly.

April said...

That's Jersey's fave pose, too, the rock 'n' roll fingers. Jersey *loves* KISS. And Queen. And it wasn't her tia teaching her; it was her abuela.

Lyle said...

rock on!

Jill said...

Glad to see you are raising your son correctly ;0)
My kids love Queen. Specifically Bohemian rhapsody. I play the CD in the car, and we all do the "Wayne's World" head bop with the music. We get some weird looks on the freeway.

annette said...

Way to go! I've played my fav. music around the house & in the car ever since my kids were little, and what do you know, we have about the same tastes in music. Sometimes I play my music (usu. via You Tube these days) a bit too loud when we're cleaning house, but it seems to get everyone in sinc and the cleaning gets done w/o too much fuss.

(BTW the luncheon was great fun and the marshmellows- superb! I had a few in my hot choc. last night. Yum!)

waldo said...

Dude, your son totally rocks. And thank you, because I feel that every deploying Soldier should be sent off with rock and roll fingers.

By the way, I have never gotten a digital sendoff before. Truly an historic occasion.

And for those about to rock.... I salute you.

waldo said...

Also I'm retarded and publshed the comment twice. You can delete one.



Olivia said...

Two words: Air Guitar Nation. Have you seen it? It will rock your muthaluvin' socks off. Find it. Watch it. Believe it.

Suzie Petunia said...

One question: Does he like the movie "Cars"? I'm thinking that song is in the movie... I could be wrong. Your son just may be a natural-born-rocker. :)

Suzie Petunia said...

I was wrong about that...