2/04/2007

Kazoo Madness




The kids have been playing "band" lately. You know, Eraser Eater has the "Helmet Breakers" and the Oldest has the "Speeding Tickets". My daughter participates in this stuff too; she bangs on a pot or something in their room as they have a "jam" of sorts.

For some reason one of them has been asking me if kazoos were available because they thought it would give them the quality of sound like no other. And they are cheap, accessible. So, being the dope that I can tend to be, I took them to a party supply store (that happens to be near the grocery store I go to) and bought a pack of cheap kazoos. Big mistake. I mean, my friend, when I told her this story said, "Did you not know as you had the stupid things in hand, that you were about to make the conscious choice to get annoyed and lose your mind?!"

Yes, I did know what I was doing. I figured that they would continue the band thing upstairs, room door closed, with just a little more added pep because of the kazoos. Nothing more. I did not dream of the Oldest kazooing it out during Latin chants at school (he would just pull one from some pocket on his clothing and go to town), or the Oldest running by people and yelping a kazoo blast in someone's ear. That always puts me in such a good mood in the morning. But for the most part, I knew I was in trouble when, on the way home in the car, all three of them pulled out their kazoos and kazooed "The Imperial March" at the top of their vocal capacity. I sat at that red light, closed my eyes, and said to myself, "I deserve this."

*note for those who are Star Wars illiterate--the "Imperial March" is the song that Darth Vader always comes out to.

12 comments:

Badoozie said...

those things can be taken care of with a simple match

Badoozie said...

that reminds me, this one time my ex step son was banging one of those balloon balls on a rubber band in everyones faces, and did not stop when asked to AS USUAL,....so when no one else did anything and he continued, i calmly walked up to him with a pair of scissors and popped that thing. DONE

the ex told me i "traumatized" the kid. no....i think YOU traumatized him by not making him mind you baphoon!!!

Badoozie said...

how the heck do you spell baphoon?

R said...

Buffoon

That is funny about the balloon. I would have done the same thing. LOL.

Serves the kid right.

shealyisnottheantichrist said...

Of course, it is driving you crazy, but think how awesome it is that they are being creative, musical, thinking outside the box, working as a team, and developing all those great independent skills that you want them to have for the price of a pack of kazoos! Plus, they look up to you, and they not only want to imitate you (their bands) which is the most sincere form of flattery, they want to share their successes with you!
One day they will look back and have such great memories of their kazoo band! Take photos!

Todd said...

I bet Joel loves that music!

Funky-Redhead said...

ROFLMBO!

Lisa said...

*Snicker*

Joel said...

Shealy---spoken like a true homeschool mother! Ha ha! Yeah, it was kind of cute, but I have to make it sound horrible for the sake of the blog.

Todd--He does. He about died laughing when I told him about their instrumentation in the car. T was saying that L had "pitch" and rhythm problems, so it was starting to turn into a fight, but in the end they cooperated and got the song out.


FunkyRed--Rolling on the floor laughing and I don't know what MBO means.

Oh yes---"my butt off"

I just figured that out! How smart I am! Ha ha!

wessexcathedral said...

Oops---Joel did not say that up above, I did. I forgot to change my username! Argh!

Carolanne said...

When we "needed" kazoos, my mum made us one out using a comb and lunch wrap. (Before the days of gladwrap). It was a nice, cheap alternative and worked pretty well!

R said...

Carolanne---That is interesting. Your mom must have loved you a lot because I wouldn't MAKE a kazoo EVER. I would buy them obviously because I can be incredibly stupid.