Thursday, January 5, 2012

Multiple Choice

Yesterday I had a song stuck in my head.

A song from a musical.

Only it wasn't so much stuck in my head as in my throat.

I couldn't stop singing it.


With a British accent.

And sweeping arm motions.

And vibrato.

And while that sounds like the strange part of this story, it isn't.

The strange part is that my children said nothing.

They acted as though I were washing dishes

(without flinging soap suds across the kitchen in a fervent vow to dance all night).

I tried to elicit a response. From someone. Anyone.

But I got nothin'. Not even a, "You're so weird" from Sylas.

And it made me wonder what it all means:

A. My children are in on the large-scale conspiracy to keep the fact that I am insane from me.
B. I have teased my children to the point where they can no longer identify a situation as odd.
C. Somehow my children turned out nicer than me, and are kind enough not to comment or give nervous looks when confronted with creepiness.
D. The singing and dancing was all in my head.


This might call for future experimentation.

Quick, what's your favorite musical?


Michelle said...

Um. . .hello. . .Newsies! "Arise and seize the day" Rut row, here I go!

Stephanie said...
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Sharlee said...

I would have to say.... I must not like musicals because I can't think of any that I like the most. What is WRONG with me?!

Stephanie said...

Newsies, of course. I even think it was you who introduced it to me. I would use almost any excuse to have my choir and drama kids see it, and when I would tell them Cowboy was Batman, they'd flip. I do love Wicked, too, but it's not accessible to everyone, so Newsies wins.

Darcee/Daryl said...

uh...on the spot....i can't think if i have to be quick!!! uh....mary poppins? sweeney todd? (they are so much alike).... uh....maybe the sound of music (i really love Julie Andrew's voice). annie?

oh....duh...told you i couldn't think fast. It's Les Miserables.

Kimi Lou said...

7 Brides for 7 Brothers for sure!
(I'd love to see you "experimenting". I'd be sure to throw in a few good comments for you.)

Marianne said...

I have to agree with Kimi. I just watched it the other day and it made me happy.

I would love to know what song you were singing so enthusiastically!