Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chronic Lyric-osis

Do any of you ever listen to the syndicated morning show John Boy & Billy? I used to listen to it all the time - especially when I first moved to the South. The two hosts are pretty funny - but truth be told - their constant hootin' and hollerin' early in the morning started to grate on my nerves so I stopped diligently listening.

That, and with multiple kids to get ready and out of the house - I've found I don't have the time to dilly dally that I once had...

But back to the point of this post - one of the morning skits they had ages ago involved some character and their constant inability to get the lyrics to songs right. They teased and jabbed this character relentlessly - telling him he had "Chronic Lyric-osis."

I think about that morning skit often these days.

As I hear my children, especially Anna, belting out tunes to which she has no idea what the words are (or for that matter, what they mean.) I wish I could remember a specific example - a particular song she has really chopped up - but I can't. Maybe because she doesn't know the words to any song.

But try telling her that.

The funniest part? Hearing her try to correct James - whose lyric-osis is worse than Anna's. But according to her, she's right - and since she's always right - and in her world I've just fallen off the turnip truck - I choose to pick my battles and not correct her.

She'll figure it out one day.

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