Friday, September 12, 2008

An Appreciation For The Finer Things

Someone (who will remain nameless) once sang to Megan "Toot, toot, toot comin' out my back door" about a rather funny and embarrassing and, well, socially verboten bodily function. For some reason (say, the amount of laughter said unnamed person punctuated the lyrics with) this has stuck with Megan, and occasionally is sung around the house.

Yesterday was one of those days. After singing the altered lyric, Megan asked (as she often does about songs I, uh, that unnamed person sings to her) if those were the real words. (After all, didn't Pavoratti sing "Meg-a-moo Lilly-ooooo, You are so silly-ooooo!") I told her no, and sang the real line for her. This peaked her interest, so we looked it up online (thank goodness for YouTube) and listened to it about 11 times in a row. Here is the conversation that followed listen #4:

Megan: Mama, who is Doot-Doot-Doot?

Me: What?

Megan: Who is DOOT-DOOT-DOOT?

Me: Oh, it's nobody. It's just a little word to sing.

Megan: What?

Me: Like "La La La."

Megan: *staring at me like I'm insane*

Me: It's a nonsense word. The song would have meant the same thing if he had sung "La, la, la lookin' out my back door."

Megan: Mama, I'm afraid Doot-doot-doot is real.

Me: What?

Megan: I'm AFRAID Doot-doot-doot is REAL.

Me: You think Doot-doot-doot is like a monster or something?

Megan: *eyes wide* Yes.

Me: Noooooo, no no no no no. Did you hear the rest of the song? He's singing about happy things- he just got home and he's happy about it.

Megan: Then why is the Doot-doot-doot looking out his door?

Me: *blink*

Megan: *blink*

Me: Uh, Doot-doot-doot isn't real, it's just silly words in the song.

Megan: *looking incredulous* Then WHY is it looking out his back door?

Me: Because Doot-doot-doots like squirrels?

Megan: Oh. *clicks on "Replay"*

That 5th listen she heard more of the words, and then she was all "Mama, 'Doot-doot-doot' is just silly words! Like la-la-la!"


Mommies are sometimes right. Right?

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