Thursday, February 24, 2011

There's One in Every Family, Er, Music Class

Meg is in a music class. She loves it. We love it. It's all about learning melody, and how rhythm manifests itself in the body, and using music to build intelligence. We LOVE it. Every week we go to class and sing along with Meg, and then we go home and listen to a CD of the songs from the class and prepare for next week.

Well, we listen to almost all of the songs. Not the hello song. NEVER the hello song.

In class the hello song is one of my favorites. We go around the room and all of the parents sing hello to all of the children by name. We sing hello to the moms and the dads and the teacher too. It's a lovely community building time. The song on the CD though, is very different. The song on the CD has "Uncle Jerry."

The song on the CD starts out just like in class. They sing hello to the teacher, then to the Moms and Dads, and then, without warning Uncle Jerry comes in. Now, he doesn't do anything wrong, all he sings is "hello, I'm Uncle Jerry." However, every time I hear it I want to scoop Meg up, run away, tell all kids in the area not to take candy from him, and NEVER, EVER sit on Uncle Jerry's lap.

I know, I know, I'm totally songtyping. I'm sure Jerry is actually a very nice man, who teaches music, who was asked to sing on this record, and who just happens not to have kids of his own. Still, did he have to be "Uncle" Jerry? Couldn't he just be "Jerry"? I mean, "Jerry" is your pal who has an above ground pool, or a playful cartoon cat. "Uncle Jerry" has a black van with no windows, and a mysterious reason for having to leave the boy scouts.

I just am grateful he's not the one teaching our class. Bringing a tazer into a class full of kids, even for a good reason, is never smart.



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14 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

Bwahahaha! Yeah, it's kind of creepers.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

"mysterious reason for leaving the boy scouts" almost made me rupture something. Thank you. :)

Phil said...

I think Jerry was the cartoon mouse.

Jen said...

I actually guffawed with this one Libby. Thanks for the post. Enjoy the class. Glad Jerry is just on the CD.

Granny Annie said...

Never,never sing the "Hello" song at home. You are absolutely right.

Kelly said...

"Uncle Jerry" gives me the creeps, and I haven't even heard the song.

Mandy's Kidding said...

Ha!

I'm with you. Calling men who are not your uncle, "Uncle" is creeperlicious.

Chelle said...

It's best just to keep her away from Jerry.

Unless it's the Jerry of "Ben & Jerry".

Amanda said...

I think I am more concerned that you go home & prepare for the following week.

Summer said...

That's creepy. He should go by Mr. Jerry, or just Jerry. There was a guy that worked at Logan's daycare once in the pre-school class,(very nice kid) and he went by Mr. Chance. I don't know why that cracks me up.

Jules said...

I don't like "Uncle Jerry."

And I HATE the Hello Song. We had to sing it in my college music class.

Stupid elementary education degree.

LL Cool Joe said...

Our pool guy in AZ, is called Jerry. I think I'm gonna start calling him "Uncle Jerry" now.

I've never heard the Hello song.

Sam said...

So why am I scared of the Jerry who has the "above-ground pool?" :)

Me, You, or Ellie said...

My friend's favorite bumper sticker -- on a van of course -- reads, "Free candy and ice cream! Inquire within."

Ellie