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October 08, 2008

Take one down, pass it around..

I don’t mean to brag – okay, yes, I do – but Mads is something of a musical genius. A prodigy, if you will.

Yesterday she made up a new song entirely on her own. I am guessing it was titled “Beer” seeing as the lyrics were comprised entirely of that one word.

We were leaving the house for a walk when she saw the Pilsner (nothing but the best around here) box by the recycling bin. “Beer!” she said. I chose the ignore and divert tactic and started talking about worms instead, but it was too late.

And so she spent our stroll through the neighbourhood loudly and gleefully singing a song called “Beer,” to the tune of "Frere Jacques."

“Beer beer beer beer
Beer beer beer beer
Beer beer beer?
Beer beer beer?”

I’m sure you probably get the idea, I won’t bother with the verse.


I tried to act nonchalant, as though my 2-year-old belting out a kegger song for the neighbours was totally fine by me. But clearly she sensed my panicked discomfort because she kept falling into these uncontrollable fits of laughter before gearing up for another round, totally ignoring my spirited running commentary on cotton candy, butterflies, and the innocence of childhood. It was as though she could smell the scent of parental self-doubt wafting through the air. And she loved it.

On the upside, her pitch was perfect.

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OMG, that's hilarious! You should have recorded it for posterity - she will shrink in shame if you this to her at 14! Aaaah, sweet revenge ;-)

Posted by: Elisa | Oct 8, 2008 10:32:01 AM

gosh, i love mads....she's my kind of girl!

Posted by: brandee | Oct 8, 2008 12:06:21 PM

Oh, I totally double dawg dare you to dress her up in a toga for Halloween.


Posted by: Em | Oct 8, 2008 12:07:57 PM

That is pretty funny. The Dictator like to get at us by ordering beer AND coffee at the same time when we go out. keep in mind - he is only 2.

Posted by: Sleepynita | Oct 8, 2008 2:55:10 PM

Is a song about wine next?

I thought about calling your family hosers but I don't know if that is a real insult or not. I don't even know if women can be called that. The subject of beer + Canada reminded me of the McKenzie brothers movie.

Posted by: Molly | Oct 8, 2008 8:15:07 PM

Kids. Gotta love their innocence about things. I used to be a Pre-K teacher. One day, I lined up all the kiddos and then walked past them to the front of the line. As I turned around, I saw a little boy with his hand up in the air.

"yes, jack?"

"miss michelle- how come girls bottoms jiggle when they walk?"

yep. their little faces were right at "bottom" level, and jack got to see it in detail.

The best you can do is move on and pretend you didnt hear.

Posted by: michelle hays | Oct 9, 2008 1:16:57 PM

LOL thats great! I thought my 2 year old was the only kid that knew what "beer" was. Ah now i dont feel so bad. Timothy sees his dad brewing so thats how he knows.

Posted by: Megan | Oct 11, 2008 9:12:25 PM

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