March 26, 2009

Hero

Miss America and I are cruising in the cherry hooptie, northbound on I-35 through San Marcos.

From the back seat, Miss America's small voice sings her made-up melodies: I eat my gwreen beans, cuz they gimme big mussos. Cars are fa-a-ast, bikes are slo-o-ow.

While I concentrate on the road ahead, Miss America's lyrics and tunes continue flowing: I get dust on my sammich, and princess dances unda da moon, an' she drops it like it's ho-o-o-ot.

One of my eyelids twitches.

The hits just keep coming. Then I hear the strains of an eighties tune, but without Bonnie Tyler's rasp. The small voice in my back seat croons: I need a hero . . .

As soon as I hear the tune, I join in, and both of us belt out:  I'm holding out for a hero till the end of the night. He's gotta be strong and he's gotta be . . .

This is where I forget the words, but Miss America does not. He's gotta be strong an' he's gotta be fast, or he's not gettin' nothing toni-i-i-ight. I need a hero-o-o!

I spit out my Diet Coke and practically run the hooptie off the road. Holy shit!
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35 comments:

daisyfae said...

sarah silverman? move over, baby...

Vic said...

Can Miss America come and stay at my house on alternate weekends? I love her.

Nancy said...

Bwahahah ... I pity the fool when she's a bit older!

Amy said...

Ummmm....from whom has Miss America been learning her 80's lyrics?! (Whoever it is, have them call me. We have some serious collaborating to do.)

resplendentlife said...

ROFL! Yeah, my daughter is four and I am realizing...'whoa, she is actually learning the lyrics.'
Hilarious!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Well, she's precious. A perfect companion for a road trip. do you lend her out?

Jan said...

ROFLMAO!! Did you ask her who taught her the alternate lyrics so you can have a word or two with them?

Jill said...

Hysterical! I had to read this twice because I got such a kick out of it :)

smiles4u said...

LOL!!! What a hoot she is. How fun to be singing with your little honey like that!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

ROFL... hahahahaha..... she would totally MAKE any roadtrip. What a darlin' girl.

We all need a hero.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal
(almost signed my name 'the Road Trip Gal... haha)

nothingfancy1 said...

Hysterical!!!!!!!!

Gaston Studio said...

LMAO, she's way too gorgeous and way too smart for a four year old. Am sending link of this to my daughter who will well remember when her 11 year old was 4!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

AHAHAHAAHAHA!!! That is classic...Now I wonder where she got THAT from?

Love it!

Lisa said...

I love it! Miss America is on her way!

Gran said...

What a cutie!

Anna Russell said...

Hehehehe. The girl's getting raised right! Bless her heart. I could kinda use a hero too ;)

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I love it! What lyrics....my daughter and BFF were being chauferred home from VBS one day...when they began singing a song for me they had learned that day.....it was....what we know as John Jacob Jinglehimmer Schmidt....only...the Schmidt..came out minus the c, m, and d. I spewed coke all over the window.

Cait said...

so adorable..the things you can learn in the car.

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

How the HELL did she know the words to that old song????? That's just too funny!

Justine :o )

Stepping Thru said...

Kids hear words to songs so differently than we do. My grandson was singing with Garth Brooks one day to "I'm Shameless". He was singing at the top of his lungs "I'm Shaving". I just laughed and joined him.

Michel said...

OMG that was HILARIOUS! I totally didn't see that one coming!

Wendy said...

She'll be on American Idol before long!

Midlife Mama said...

LOL OMG that's hilarious. Out of the mouths of babes. Thank goodness she has no idea what she's saying (or singing). For her, getting "nothin' " tonight probably means not getting any dessert.

Oh.

Well, same thing. Only the dessert he gets is completely different from hers.

Heh.

Our really empty nest said...

Thanks so much for stopping by. I think when Miss America gets older, hosting an exchange student would be a great experience for her, esp. her being a Miss America and all! Sue

nikkicrumpet said...

*GUFFAW* *snort* *SNORT* I just snotted on my screen. Ummm lemme guess who she's been listening and learning from!

Anna Lefler said...

Oh, that's AWESOME!

That's right up there with my friend's kindergartner singing on the playground at the top of her lungs about her "lovely lady lumps."

[sigh]

...A.

Sarah Lulu said...

Bonnie Tyler is my hero *smile* ..I love that song!

I know when I'm breaking into ....

Total eclipse of the heart on permanent repeat in the car ..it's time I did something hahaha...

The Wife O Riley said...

The big song in our house is Apple Bottom Jeans. Vivi (who's 4) will sing it loud and proud to anyone who wants to hear.

Thanks for stopping by and following!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Well that was worth cleaning the coffee off my keyboard. OMG, she's too much!

Julie said...

Happy Saturday! I'm here trying to get caught up on my blog reading....

That is hilarious! Your little Diva. And thanks to her, I will be singing that song all damn day now!

midlifeslices said...

LOL I think Miss America has been hanging around nana entirely too much.

Hahah.....I'm still laughing.

AirmanMom said...

pricelss! Thanks for the smile!
~AM

SweetPeaSurry said...

My little 4 year old nephew is able to 'sing' all the songs from the Grease soundtrack. Some of the stuff he makes up just cracks me up to NO end!

Christine said...

Oh my!!!! I do love that song though. My son used to sing it all the time (it was in one of the Short Circuit movies) when he was little. Now that he's going to be 14 (tomorrow) we use it as blackmail. I need a heeewo!

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