I know I am going to get a lot of hate mail on this, but this is what works.
I played this song in the car Sunday night on the way to dinner.
It appears Dylan may know some of the words and so Mom looked at ME and just rolled her eyes (never a good sign in my family) like its all my fault or something.
The significance of Domino College?
It is a frequent song I play for Dylan when I take her to school. (don’t hate)
Shhhhh. And Dylan knows some of the words to the song too as Mom found out Sunday night.
You know, contrary to the glossy exteriors I present when telling stories of our girls, they aren’t always sugar and spice, they DON’T always want to listen and cooperate.
Hard to believe but it is true.
So when Dylan climbs in my car in the morning for the ride back to school and she is crying or doesn’t want to go…or she is still hungry…or she wants me to go back and get her blanket, or her bunny or her bear and she cries, I somehow navigate the CD player to where this song comes on and we sing, “Back To School”.
And we sing when the backup singers sing,
“going back, back to school”.
And “Working vacation in for a Kindergarten education…back to school”.
And I do the hand gestures from the video and then Dylan sings along and smiles.
And we carry on and have some fun on the way to school. She enjoys singing along as she is now, ‘going back to school’.
And she always walks into school in a good mood and a smile.
“Come on back to school“
Does it bother
Mom me that she knows some of the words to this song?
Nah. Most of this song is beyond her experience and her perception.
This is Dylan we are talking about!
The other night at the dinner table Dylan calls her sister and looks out the window and just says, “Spider.”
Skylar looks at the window for a spider and then Mom and I do too. We didn’t see any spider.
After a few minutes I said, “Dylan where is there a spider? None of us see a spider?”
She nods towards the window with a smile and says, “Spider.”
Here, across the street, where they are doing new construction in vacant a lot, in front of the lot sat a white plumbing van.
Anyone wanna guess the name of the plumbing company?
That’s right, Spider. There wasn’t a single picture of one, just the word…Spider. She had us all fooled.
Good one Dylan!
So what of her sister? Do you think she is traveling down this path of kidding and joking and other tom-foolery?
I must be a terrible parent as this 3 year old has become a little rock and roll groupie. Its true
Know what I mean? No?
Take a look…
Now WHERE did she get that from? I didn’t teach her that!
I have my work cut out for me, don’t I?