Misheard Song Lyrics

When I was younger, my Dad used to take my big brother and I away to Butlins for 2 weeks during the summer holidays. We used to love going away to the holiday site, I have many happy memories of our annual get away. I remember making friends at the kids clubs, spending my daily allowance in the arcade on Super Mario, visiting the on site fairground and riding on the rides all day long, playing pool and table tennis with my Dad during the day and of an evening watching the entertainment in the main club house. One thing that I remember the most about one of those holidays was listening to a singer on stage, he was singing ‘I can see clearly now’ by Johnny Nash.

I remember singing along to the words and thinking how it was all about a relationship break up. It wasn’t until a few years later that I realised that I had misheard the lyrics and was singing the wrong words

I sang ‘I can see Deirdre now Lorraine has gone’ instead of ‘I can see clearly now the rain has gone’ and ‘I think I can make it now, Lorraine has gone’ instead of ‘I think I can make it now, the pain has gone’

Misheard lyrics happen when you misunderstand the lyrics in the song unintentionally.

My son used to be adamant that Adele was singing about padelling

‘Paddle from the other side. I must have called a thousand times, to tell you ooh sorry for everything that I’ve done.’ Instead of

‘Hello from the other side. I must have called a thousand times, to tell you I’m sorry for everything that I’ve done’

‘Paddle from the outside. At least I can say that I’ve tried. To tell you I’m sorry for harbinant’ (I have no idea what that word is) Instead of

Hello from the outside. At least I can say that I’ve tried. To tell you I’m sorry for breaking your heart’

Another song that he sings the wrong lyrics to is 7 Years. He is hilarious as he believes he is singing the correct lyrics and puts his heart and soul into singing the song. Now, he doesn’t know the whole song but the verse that he sings a lot is

‘Once I was 7 years old, my mumma told me got to the shop and buy macaroni’

I’m sure when he was 7  he was meant to make some friends or he will be lonely. He even sings it with an american twang

Oh and the latest one is the Justin Timberlake song ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling’

‘Cause I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops, ooh
I can’t take my eyes off of the buffet, moving up on the sofa

Instead of

‘Cause I got that sunshine in my pocket
Got that good soul in my feet
I feel that hot blood in my body when it drops, ooh
I can’t take my eyes up off it, moving so phenomenally

There was a time when the eldest used to sing twinkle twinkle little star and he couldn’t pronounce his s and the blend tw. So he sang ‘Dinkle dinkle liddle dar, ow I wonda what you are’ So cute! I must add that now he is 14 he can pronounce and sing it properly 🙂

 

I guess we’ve all got lyrics that we have misheard, what is yours?

The funny things they say and do: You’re getting old

After my first day back at work after the half term, I was feeling it a little. It had been a tough day and I was feeling a tired and achy. As I lowered myself down towards the sofa to sit down and relax after cooking the children their dinner I said

“I’m all achy. Maybe I am coming down with something!”

My eldest son replied

“Yes, It’s called old age!”

The cheeky not so little thing.

 

On the last day of term, the boys came home from school and started emptying their bookbags. taking out pictures that they had done, letters and homework that needed to be done. My little one, who is 4, emptied the whole contents over the living room floor. Looking very distressed, rummaging through the contents, he was obviously looking for something. I asked what he was looking for and he replied that he had painted a card and couldn’t find it. I comforted him and told him that maybe it was still wet which is why the teachers never handed it to him at the end of the day and that it would still be there when he gets back after the half term holidays. My heart ached a little as I remebered that it was Valentines day at the weekend and he had probably made a card for me. Well… On the first day back to school, his childminder brought him to me and he came running over to me, holding a pink card in his hand. Smiling from ear to ear.

“Mum. Here’s the card that i forgot in school!” I took it from him and looked at the front. There was a big red heart that had been painted with red paint and inside was a little valentine message.

“Aw! Oliver that’s lovely, Thank you!” Remembering that last day of term and how distressed he was over not having the card. I bent down to give him a cuddle

“It’s not for you Mummy, It’s for Nanny!”

I opened the card and sure enough there was a message to Nanny and NOT Mummy. And there was me thinking that I was the only lady in his life 🙂

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Do your children say and do funny things?

 

The funny things they say and do: Twists and bogeys

Over the Christmas Holidays we spent a lot of time as a family together. Days out, visiting family, shopping and lazing around in the home. One evening we was all sitting around the living room on the sofas watching a movie on Netflix. We love Netflix, there is always something on there to suit each of us. But, we are normally in separate rooms watching different movies/shows. On this occasion we had all managed to stay in one room to watch a movie. We had settled on watching a crime film, it was one those films where it wasn’t all quite as it seemed. As the film went on, the plot changed. As it neared the end of the film, it was all revealed who was the killer. Joseph, who had just sat down and watched the last 15 minutes with us, blurted out “I knew there was a turnback!” We all giggled, knowing that he meant that the film had a ‘twist’.

 

Whilst having evening cuddles with my youngest, he randomly came out with that his friend in class picks her nose and east it!

Me: That’s nice to know

Oliver giggles

Me: Have you ever picked your nose and eaten it?

Oliver: Yes, but only when I was 3. I’m 4 now so I only pick my nose

Me: Oh. You have eaten a booger then?

Oliver: Yes

Me: What was it like?

Oliver: It wasn’t very nice, which is why I don’t do it anymore. It was all slimy and tasted very salty!

Nice one! My son has all the charm.

 

The things that children say and do can be so funny, it reminds me how young and innocent they are.

Has your child said or done something funny recently?

Thank you for reading 🙂

 

 

 

Have my breath:The funny things they say

Do you ever have any of those moments with your little ones when all you can do is laugh at the words they say?

My youngest has me in fits of laughter sometimes and I laugh that much that I have no idea how to answer him.

One morning we was walking to the childminders house, when Oliver started to complain that he was tired. considering we had only left the house 5 minutes earlier I told him to carry on walking for a little bit longer and If he was still tired then I would carry him for a little of the way to give him a little rest. As we got around the corner about to cross the main road, he stood in front of my, raised his arms up towards me and said ‘Pick up’ I looked down at him and could see that maybe he was a little tired so I picked him up. Bearing in mind that I don’t just have him to carry I have his rucksack with spare clothes in it, his pack lunch bag, his school book bag and my own handbag, after about 5 minutes i was beginning to tire myself out. I took a big breath and puffed out…

Oliver: “Mum, what are doing?”

Me: “I’m tired Oliver”

Oliver: “Why?”

Me: “You and your bags are heavy and I’m getting out of breath”

Oliver: “Oh!”

He then began to start blowing out his breath all over my face

Me: “What are you doing?”

Oliver: ” I’m giving you some of my breath, because you said you had run out!”

I could only answer with a little kiss to the cheek and a giggle.

 

Oliver is a little grafter and is always happy to help you, he is the first at the front door whne the grocery shopping arrives, he is the first to run off and do jobs for you and he is the first up at the table to do some work. He doesn’t get much homework as he is in Nursery at school but he likes to be jusy like his brothers and when they are doing their school homework he likes to join in. I print out some work for him from the internet and he sits down and does it before i even have to ask him.

I'm doing my important work

I’m doing my important work

He likes to call his work ‘Important school work’. I just hope this attitude and commitment to work grows with him.

Have your children said or done anything funny? Please share below in the comments 🙂

 

Story Time 19/365

I’ve bought a new book for my youngest boy to look at, he loves to learn and is always flicking through books from the bookcase.

The book is called ‘I’m ready for School’. There is a section in the book titled ‘All about me’, there is a page with pictures of different type people who help us. I asked Oliver if he knew who they were, here are his answers for the two pictures below:

  • A boy who has a sad cat – That is the Vet
  • A scarecrow – That is the farmer

Ahh bless him!

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The funny things they say and do: Helping in the kitchen

My youngest son is now 3 years old and his vocabulary is becoming vast, every day he says a new word and along with him asking questions he never misses a thing.

He loves to be helpful especially when it comes to putting away the grocery shopping in to the cupboards. I never have to ask him for help as he is the first at the front door picking up the carrier bags and bringing them through to the kitchen. He never waits for me to give him items, instead he unpacks them himself and puts them away by himself (sometimes in the wrong place). I found a packet of super noodles the other day in the pots and pans cupboard and the pasta bake jars were in the crisp box.

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I was taking out the meat from the plastic cartons and putting them into freezer bags, this way they all fit into the freezer, Oliver had asked me what I was doing so I explained to him. I put the chicken breasts into a freezer bag and placed them on to the kitchen side, I turned around to the opposite counter to do the mince meat and I heard Oliver calling me. I turned around and saw him with the freezer door wide open trying to squash the chicken breasts into a drawer that wasn’t yet open, he was shouting out at me “It’s too difficult to fit anymore into this freezer!”

I told him to wait for me and I will help him, I gave him the Mince meat to hold whilst I pulled opened up the freezer drawer, he stood still staring at it. He was looking at the mince meat with disgust

“We can’t eat this mum!”

“Why not?”

“It’s full of worms!”

“That’s not worms Oliver, that is how mince meat looks before you cook it”

Children really do say the funniest things.

Funny Things They Say and Do

Children can say the funniest things, and as My youngest is 2 and a half he is talking more and more each day but not always making sense and sometimes getting his words mixed up.

Whilst we was in the park early one morning, Oliver was sitting in the swing pulling a funny face. I asked him what was wrong and he told me that he needed a wee, now normally he will just take himself off to the toilet at home or make silly noises which i can interpret as his needing the toilet noise. I stopped pushing him on the swing and went to take him out…

“No Mum, I will hold it”

“You can’t hold it Oliver, I will take you over to that tree and you can wee up it” (there are no toilets in the park and we was the only people around)

Oliver looked at the tree, he looked up to the top of the tall tree and pulled a scared face

“I can’t wee up that tree Mum, it’s too big and can’t get up there” He points to the top “Can i just go at the bottom of the tree , please”

Oh dear, He must have thought that i was going to send him UP to the top of the tree to do wee as that is how he interpreted Weeing UP a tree.

Oliver has Chicken pox and I caught him wriggling around the sofa, rubbing his back backward and forwards. I had already told him that he mustn’t scratch because he will not help the spots to heal.

“Are you scratching Oliver?”

“No Mum”

He continues to wriggle about

“What are you doing then? Because it looks like you are rubbing your back on the cushion”

No Mum, I’m not scratching! I’m just moving around on the sofa, Look it’s like a little dance!”

Aah! Bless him! It must be hard for a 2 year old to understand and resist the urge to scratch.

 

Oliver had been asleep and woke up just after his big brothers, I brought him downstairs and put him onto the sofa. His older brother, Jak, went over to him to kiss his forehead. Oliver looked at Jak and said

“You can give me a cuddle, if you can want to?”

How adorable is that?

What have your children been saying that has made you smile?