Tuesday, December 14, 2010

What Sound DOES A Crow Make?

Children's music is pretty much the only thing on the playlist around our house right now. It's actually fine, because it means that we get to watch Meg dance all the time, and because a lot of it is the old Broadway musicals that I used to listen to when I wanted to be Mary Martin and regularly fell in love with gay men. You know, my 20's.

Meg's favorite of the musicals is "Peter Pan" and she is especially fond of the song "I Gotta Crow." I think it's the fact most of the song is actually trying to make one's voice as annoying and screechy as possible. However, no matter how hard she tries, Meg is the furthest thing from screechy, instead just always falling on adorable. Last night I wanted Ryan to see just how adorable; so when he came home I asked Meg to crow for Daddy. She made a sound kind of like a giggling rooster crossed with a velociraptor.
"That's not the sound a crow makes," he said.
"Well, it's not supposed to be," I said. "I think it's supposed to be more like a rooster."
"Roosters don't crow."
"Yes, they do."
"No they don't. They say 'cock a doodle doo'."
"Are you really getting technical with me?"
"Well, what's next? Teaching her a pig says 'meow'?"
"It's from 'Peter Pan'!"
"Well, that's just irresponsible."
Obviously he never wanted to be Mary Martin. Or fell in love with gay men.

Well, I guess there really should only be one in every household.


Riot Kitty said...

Hahaha! That's fantastic.

Ca88andra said...

Love the images!

Anonymous said...

Has he ever heard a rooster? They don't REALLY say, "Cock a doodle doo."

Geesh. He must be related to the Whites.

Kelly said...

Oh boy, Ryan needs to put on his imagination hat!

Anonymous said...

Roosters say Er Er Er ER ERRRR - so says Miss 2

JenS said...

What a stitch!! E says a rooster says, "baca baca doo doo" and will not for anything change her mind on this.

Summer said...

Exactly what Jules said.

justmakingourway said...

In retrospect, probably best that you were the one to fall in love with gay men. Just saying.

My son can make a very convincing velociraptor noise. He and Meg should get together and do a concert.

Wild said...

I think they "caw"!