despite the occurrences of the day
I find there’s never a better way
to lift the spirits and brighten the mood
and shift one’s southbound attitude
than an outburst of song, no matter where
it quickly melts away every care
Oh, the unspeakable joy it brings
when we stop everything and sing!
*warning* may spontaneously break out in song
I have this weird disease. I think in song. Pretty much every single interaction, every conversation I have- reminds me of a song or a song lyric. Like a CD on repeat, songs play through my mind- all day long. It’s like the soundtrack of my life.
I had the pleasure of watching the Lego movie with my girls and their friends the other day. I am not a huge movie lover, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one! And the song that will NOT leave my head is “Everything Is Awesome”. I admit, the lyrics are rather silly and do not make any sense, but the techno beat and the absurdity of the title is just way too enticing for me to not sing along.
My oldest daughter is getting to that stage where I easily embarrass her. It doesn’t take much, I assure you. This gem of a song has left her mortified. Because every time I hear the word “awesome”- I have to sing this song and do a little dance. My youngest chimes in with me. So it is like a mini party every single time we hear the word “awesome”… one girl singing and dancing with me, the other covering her ears, rolling on the floor in mortifying pain. The best of both worlds.
Well, one gorgeous evening, I took the girls to get ice cream. We got to the drive thru window to pay, and I asked the cashier how her day had been. Surprisingly, she flashed me a huge smile, and said “Awesome!”
Right on cue, I turned back to look at the girls. “Noo!” I heard my oldest beg me not to embarrass her. My youngest giggled with glee from the back.
I turned to the cashier and burst out singing “Everything is awesome…” and as soon as I started singing, the cashier began to sing along. Oh yes! She knew it too… and she belted it out right along with me. The best part was that both my girls joined in. And my easily embarrassed daughter- even she couldn’t resist the sing-a-long.
A spontaneous outburst of awesomeness, right in the McDonald’s drive thru=