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Thursday, October 19, 2006

K-TEL

My poor daughter has to get up about 5:55 to make her 6:55 bus. At age 11, this isn't always easy -- this morning being one of those times.

So, I laid down next to her and started to sing seventies tunes. Those fuddy duddy songs that were on the K-TEL album my father bought.

Jim Croce songs: Bad, bad, Leroy Brown. Operator. Time in a Bottle.

Carly Simon: You're so Vain.

I was part way through Carly's Anticipation when Roxie finally said, "Okay, okay, I'm getting up."

LOLOL.

12 Comments:

  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Honey said…

    LOL! Ellen, I can totally picture you doing this. I can't imagine what your poor daughter must've thought though. Imagine not only having to get up early, but having to live through your mom reliving the 70's while you're at it. :) You're a good mom.

     
  • At 11:01 AM, Blogger Honey said…

    LOL! Ellen, I can totally picture you doing this. I can't imagine what your poor daughter must've thought though. Imagine not only having to get up early, but having to live through your mom reliving the 70's while you're at it. :) You're a good mom.

     
  • At 11:44 AM, Blogger Lucy said…

    I was asked to come into work early yesterday so I left my house close to 6:30 and had to stop for a bus. I was noticing how it had lights on it that made it look like a house, almost.

    Then it hit me, it was only 6:30! WTF was a school bus doing picking up kids that early??? And what kind of school opens that early? I'm telling you, I don't recall having to catch a bus for school that early.

    Anyway, sounds like your house is fun in the morning - but I don't blame Roxie for dragging that early! :o) Dang!

     
  • At 2:36 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Poor daughter is right, H. LOL!

    L, I can't believe how early they start their 1st class (7:15). I think it's because they need to stagger the buses. My son -- at the elementary level (dd is middle school now) -- doesn't start until 9:20. So I have him for 2 hours longer in the morning, then she gets home 2 hours sooner than he does -- not much time in between really. And...on Thursday's, the teachers meet in the morning, so my son doesn't start until 10. It's crazy. Argh!

    Anyway, my signing voice is atrocious, so I'm thinking of having it made into an alarm clock. LMAO.

     
  • At 2:37 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Singing, not signing. I need spell check for these blog comments. Oy.

     
  • At 4:29 PM, Blogger Aura said…

    That's hilarious E! I feel for her. When I was in highschool, I had to be up and out by 6:20 am because school started at 7:15 am. How's that for torturing teens?

     
  • At 4:34 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    It is torture A! I read somewhere that kids don't learn well in the early mornings, and that academic classes should be saved for later in the day. Maybe that's why her first 2 classes are PE and band.

    I'd hate it myself...my favorite work hours were swing shift: 3:15 to 11:15 pm. I loved that when I was younger.

     
  • At 5:35 AM, Blogger Jan Conwell said…

    Ha! Honey posted twice! HA HA! (i just did that on K's blog.)

    Ellen, I sincerely love the fact that you know the words to Jim Croce and Carly Simon songs. I do too. And I don't care that my husband thinks I'm a dork because of it. (After, all, he quotes Frank Zappa, "dead skunk in the middle of the road, stinkin to high heaven." Much more erudite, don't you think?

    Your daughter is a lucky girl. She might not realize it til she's got girls of her own, but sooner or later it will occur to her. :)

     
  • At 7:37 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    LOL, Jan! Was that song by Frank Zappa? I remember both, but somehow didn't connect the singer to the song. :)

     
  • At 12:50 PM, Blogger montster said…

    Gees you really punished the Roxster..I remember that singing voice at the Copper Kettle after a bottle of Carolans!

     
  • At 11:39 PM, Blogger MariaGeraci said…

    My husband says his mother used to wake him up by playing "Yackity Yak, Don't talk back". Can you imangine? :)

     
  • At 5:49 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    Dad, b-but that was my Copper Kettle voice. LOL. Which now that I think about it was probably better. :)

    Maria, Yakity Yak would be horrible to wake up to! Yikes! LOL.

     

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