Friday, March 13, 2015

7 Quick Takes about Rebecca Black, Sesame Street Characters Behaving Badly, and Positive Affirmations in Kmart

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! That means 7 quick thoughts for the last 7 days.


Sometimes I like to annoy my children on Friday mornings by singing "Friday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday" as they get ready for school. Luckily they think it's funny, rather than mortifying or just kinda sad, when their 32-year-old mother impersonates Rebecca Black. (The original video is here if you have no idea what I'm talking about.)

After listening to me sing, my 6-year-old said sagely to me, "If you get down on Friday, then you have to get back up on Saturday." I laughed so he kept repeating it, then amended it to add, "And boogie round and round on Sunday."


Speaking of "Friday," I thought this would be as good a place as any to share a few of my favorite "Friday" parodies. Take a look at these to see what a versatile song this can be:

And my kids, being huge Harry Potter fans, of course wanted me to include this one:


We're still adjusting to Daylight Savings Time at our house. If you're reading this from Arizona or some country where they don't do DST, don't even talk to me. It's been a rough, cranky, tired week over here.

I have a funny Daylight Savings Time story, though. One year when we "fell back," I was running an hour late for 3 days before I realized the time had changed. This was years ago, when my oldest wasn't in school yet. We showed up at a friend's house that Tuesday at what I thought was noon, and she threw open the door saying, "We were so worried! Are you okay?"

Ironically, I'd been thinking just before she answered the door how especially proud of myself I was for getting there on time!


In commemoration of the Jewish holiday of Purim, my daughter's best friend's synagogue held a Purim Spiel over the weekend. It was a play retelling the story of Queen Esther saving the Jews, only super-silly. And I mean ruh-diculous.

They told the Purim story by changing the words to pop songs by Abba and Lady Gaga; the people in the story were dressed up like Darth Vader and the Wicked Witch of the West, and Esther was played by a man in a dress!

It was certainly a unique experience all around, but I think I'll probably never forget Haman (the king's wicked advisor who wanted to kill all the Jewish people) portrayed as Oscar the Grouch in full costume in a trash can, singing "I Hate Jews" to the tune of "I Love Trash." I'll never hear that song the same way again.


Phillip came home from a trip for work, and I walked into our room to find that someone had filled his emptied-out suitcase on the bed with a toy laptop, a toy cell phone, and other essentials:

It's 7 Quick Takes Friday! How was your week?  {posted @ Unremarkable Files}
My preschooler appears to be preparing to run away from home. Should I be worried?

The culprit was my 3-year-old, who's taken to carrying that pink plastic flip-phone with her in her coat pocket at all times. I caught her the other day walking around the house pushing the camera button  she told me she was taking pictures for my blog.


Look up. No, not at the ceiling. At the URL bar. Notice anything different?

When Unremarkable Files set up shop here in September, I made a deal with myself that as soon as I made enough money from this blog to buy it its very own domain name, I would.

This week I was thrilled to have my post "Why I Take My Kids to Church" syndicated on BlogHer, which is a paying gig. So I made good on my promise and from now on you can come visit me at (no more of this 'dot-blogspot' business.)


Today's self-esteem boosting moment brought to you by my 3-year-old: one of my girls desperately needed socks so we made a quick stop at Kmart. My 3-year-old knows I've been shopping in vain for pants for the last several months, so she asked "You want to try on some pants, Mama?"

"No, not this time," I answered. (I was busy searching for the best price in a huge wall display of 7 billion pairs of socks.)

"Okay," she said. "You need some biiiiiiig pants, cuz you're a biiiiiiiig mom!"

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Unknown said...

Congrats on the new domain! When I have a few minutes I'm coming back for the parodies. Have an awesome week!

sharon rowe said...

Congratulations on the new domain name :) Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness Link Party!

Anonymous said...

You are hardly biiiiiiiiiiiig !!

Jenny Evans said...

I guess I am to a 3-year-old. It's all relative.

Anonymous said...

Many congrats on becoming your own dot com!!!
"Arizona or some country" priceless! Bwahahaha
Some day, I need to start reading from the beginning. Wonder how long that would take me????