Have you ever unwittingly rounded the corner in your own home only to discover one of your children doing something SO stinkin’ cute you thought your heart would pop right out of your chest and roll down the hallway?
If you are a parent, you surely have. Even if your babies are the fur baby variety, this is probably a familiar scenario. Right?
And of course, you never have a video camera rolling at that moment, or even a camera of any kind within arm’s reach.
God forbid you were to run for said camera because you just KNOW that by the time you returned the moment would be gone.
So you freeze and hold your breath and press the “record button” in your mind, hoping to never ever ever forget what you are seeing.
Well, as luck would have it, I walked in on my 4 year old son Bucket Head getting down to the song Funky Town by Lipps Inc. the other day. You know the phrase “dance like nobody is watching”? That is exactly what I witnessed. I’m telling you, it was a sight to behold.
But it wasn’t just his resplendent dance moves, oh no. Homeboy was singing along while he was shaking his money maker.
I held my breath and slapped my hand over my mouth so I wouldn’t chortle and ruin the moment, but once I gathered my wits about me, I realized he was totally botching the lyrics in the most delightful way…and not just because of his well-documented speech impairment.
You know the part in the song that goes “…talk about it, talk about it, talk about it, talk about it…”?
Bucket Head was singing: “…taco body, taco body, taco body, taco body…”
Hand to God. I will never be able to sing it any other way for the rest of my life. Instant classic. I’m talking, “Hold me closer, Tony Danza” classic.
As predicted, once he realized I was watching, he froze up like a deer in the headlights. But because his performance was such a show shopper, I thought I might be able to get him to do a repeat performance on camera.
Boy oh boy, was I wrong.
The following is what we’ll call Just Another Precious Motherhood Moment:
This is why seasoned professionals know better than to star alongside children or animals.
Live and learn. And probably do laundry and/or tend to my personal hygiene more often.
Linking this up to Yeah Write because something tells me that those bloggers know a thing or two about how to bring the funk to any potluck.
ADDENDUM: This post won “Lurker’s Favorite” over at Yeah Write this week, which is purdy durn awesome, if you ask me! Thank you Erica and Q!