6.15.2007

Animals

The Circus all piled into the family truckster for a bit of a ride tonight. We drove around, went to Home Depot (at Buddy's request), and came home. On the way home, the song "Animals" from Nickleback* came on. I've never heard the song before, but it definitely reminded me of the head-banging songs of the 80's. The moment overtook me and I leaned forward in my seat, closed my eyes and started "banging" my head. I stopped after a moment or two. I heard the kids laughing and turned to look at them. What I saw made me laugh out loud. They were all "banging" their heads along to the song, Hubby too (as best he could and still maintain control of the vehicle).

We're all just a bunch of Circus goons -- and we have fun with it.


* Lyrically, it's not the best song for kids to listen to. Thankfully, they were too busy laughing to hear the lyrics.

22 comments:

wordgirl said...

The family that "headbangs" together...stays together.

eclectic said...

I can absolutely picture that scene! HA! Love you and your little head-banger circus!!

Brudder doug said...

Whee, life in the Illinoisian manner for sure.
I would like to have been there so as to poke fun at y'all.
I remember driving to Denver from Tampa with the kids. It was a constant fight over who got to tune the radio. Lyrics were all nicy nice but some of it was teeth gritting for sure.

Kahless said...

I'd forgotten the headbanging of the 80s. lol.

Lynn said...

I can picture it, too. I love it! My kids call Home Depot "the dusty store".

Circus Kelli said...

Wordgirl - So true!

Eclectic - I'll bet you can. :)

Brudder - We never fight about tuning the radio. When Daddy's driving, he tunes it. When I'm driving we're either listening to my music, or the kids are watching a movie. :)

Kahless - Welcome! You'd forgotten that? Hee hee!

Lynn - For some reason, Buddy is "attached" to Home Depot. Whenever we go out, he wants to go there. And, you know, Hubby doesn't want to disappoint his boy... ;)

Bucky Four-Eyes said...

I think the reason many of us forgot about '80s headbanging is...well, too much '80s headbanging.

Of course, "headbang" can mean many things, come to think of it...

Susie said...

Just smiling at you and the little headbangers :)

platypus said...

Hah, I can picture that now! I'm glad you all had fun. Tonight, Stumpy and I were bawling out the lyrics to 'Zombie' by the Cranberries as we drove back across Salisbury Plain to school. Happy times. :)

Ortizzle said...

Hey, you should all work on that headbanging (and throw in some foot-stomping) and then go and strut your stuff on "America's Got Talent."

Circus Kelli said...

B4E - Yeah, I know... I had a feeling you would pick up on that one... ;)

Susie - Smiling right back at you!

Platypus - Yay! I love that kind of stuff!

Ortizzle - Sounds like a great idea! I have a feeling Sweet Pea would steal the show, though.

Annejelynn said...

I love it.

Amy said...

I love moments like that. They are the ones that crystallize in your memory and then you can always look them up when things go icky.

Anonymous said...

Please let me say that I found your blog when I looked for Administrative Assistants that took the CPS/CAP exam. After reading that entry, I scrolled down to ANIMALS and read…

And I can not believe my eyes. You talk about driving with your family listening to Animal by Nickelback. Have you listened to the lyrics…closely? The guy is talking about having SEX with his girlfriend, after she sneaks out of the house (which implies that she is a minor).

This song is totally inappropriate for young children, and YOU are not only listening to it, you are forcing your family to listen (because they are stuck in your van) which is clearly a form of child abuse.

I’m sure you are a nice person, but you are VERY confused as to what is appropriate music your children should listen to. I can see it now, 10 years down the road, you’ll be the subject of a comment that goes something like…”I don’t understand why that child did that, his parents seem like such nice people!”

Circus Kelli said...

Anonymous, thank you SO MUCH for your comment. Why, without people like you to help me raise my children, I'm quite sure I would be at a total loss as to what appropriate behavior looks like. I do hope that you keep in touch. I would love to be able to come back to you in ten years so you could say "I told you so!"

Clearly, you did not read the last italicized paragraph of my post. The music wasn't up loud enough to define the lyrics very well... and truly, we were laughing so hard, you couldn't hear a word in the song.

It's about SEX you say?! I listened to the song once or twice after that, and had a difficult time making out most of the lyrics, myself. How many times did you have to listen to it??

Good luck with your CPS/CAP tests, and thank you for your input. I will most certainly take it under advisement.

Anonymous said...

I did read your italicized paragraph at the end. Our children do hear and understand more than we give them credit for.

I happen to like Nickelback however I didn’t have to listen to this song twice to understand the lyrics explain how they were having sex. You should listen to it again (alone this time).

Your response to me is exactly what I expected.

Circus Kelli said...

>>Your response to me is exactly what I expected.

As is yours to me. Feel free to contact me at kjbean3 at hotmail dot com if you would like to continue this conversation.

Circus Kelli said...

Anonymous - Wait... did you fail the exam?

sheryl said...

Anonymous
Your words and your tone say a lot about you and nothing about Kelli or her family...

If you think an attempt at shaming someone is going to change their behavior to suit you?

If you believe your approach is a good way to open minds or discussion, you might want to reconsider.

I wouldn't advise you to change a thing, though. We all need examples of how not to behave if we our intention is to draw people together and have open dialog. Thank you for that.

Take care,
Sheryl

Gr8MomInMichigan said...

Come on people, what’s the fuss? I think it’s fine to listen to sexually explicit lyrics with our children. How else will they learn?

Circus Kelli said...

Ok, really... Go away and leave me alone. You know nothing about me. If you have opinions either keep them to yourself, or email me and we can discuss this directly.

Circus Kelli said...

Look, Anonymous/Gr8MomInMichigan - I know you're the same person.

P.S. - Child abuse would be ME SINGING along to the song. I can't carry a tune in a bucket.

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