Sunday, March 8, 2009

Mommy's turn

"We're the Chipmunks! C-H-I-P-"
"What are you doing?"
"What? I'm following you to the PQ." (Clip clop, clip clop, clip clop, clip clop, is the sound I make on autofollow, checking the map to see how far away we are.)
"No.... the singing -- "
"OOPS!" (cringe)

Oh yeah. The singing. I don't even realize when I'm doing it. I'm blessed with having the computer in the middle of the house in the midst of all the everyday hubbub. Just a few steps away from the TV. Which the girls are blissfully (and loudly) watching while I snag a bit of Sunday morning playtime. Hubby likes having his computer upstairs, where he can close the door and put on his headphones to drown out the sound of the steady march of Sunday morning cartoons. He can sort of hear it in the background through my headphones, but can usually successfully tune it out.

That is if I don't start singing along. (Which I don't realize I'm doing -- really!) And I can tell you: Chipmunks is NOT my favourite Sunday morning show. No really! Would you want to listen to this as you're riding along on your warhorse trying to skirt orcs and goblins and what not? Unfortunately, I seem to be unable to stop singing along. And the theme song is not the worst part of it. Try to imagine 80s songs sung in those voices. And of course, when I sing along, I inevitably don't use my nice singing voice. Nope. The chipmunk version of my voice comes out. Drives Hubby crazy (and I can't really blame him -- especially when it's 4:30pm and I'm working on putting dinner together and I STILL find myself singing the stupid thing). I mean, c'mon now!!!!

So I've tried to schedule our Sunday morning WARtime around avoiding annoying shows like the Chipmunks, but Daylight Savings Time time change this morning had us all mixed up and pancakes were made before playtime. So Chipmunks ensued. And complaining. At least I don't complain when he makes "wocka wocka wocka" noises everytime he gets on his little helicoptor contraption -- but I freely admit that is way less annoying than my sing-along tendencies.


  1. AHahahaha well im having the same problem with my boyfriend tv is close to the playroom were our pc is, every wekend morning i suffer from cartoon noices.. but i got no kids to see them... i got a bf.. thats crazy about cartoon series. =s .. and i r not singing but im wistling dunno why.. the rithm of the loading warhammer screen =s...

  2. Oh, I always hum along with the Warhammer intro as well. Drives him crazy!