Wednesday, July 19, 2006

New York City: A chipmunk town.

Ok adorability warning: If you are sick of cute four year old stories stop reading now. One of the delightful surprises of some of today's kid's movies is that they include really cool soundtracks. What we are listening to right now on a daily basis is the Shrek 2 soundtrack. I can deal with this because it includes Tom Waits, The Eels, and a few other little treats. But because we saw Shrek 2 about seven times at the dollar movies (Gill was working late a lot and it was winter...what can i say) Norm knows the whole sequence of music in the movie and insists on listening to it in correct order. I dont really mind this because of the constant waves of cuteness that come from the back seat. At first I thought there could be nothing more endearing than hearing that sweet little voice sing "I like my town with a little drop of poison". Then I would notice when Jennifer Saunders (you might remember her as Edina from "Absolutely Fabulous") did her lounge act version of "Holding out for a Hero", my little guy was in the back just chiming in with the "ahhh ahhh ahhhh" and belting out the entire song. It reached ubercute levels when i would hear him in the shower "inside outside labeebanoka" (la vida loca) or wandering around the house muttering "she took my heart and she took my money, she must have slipped me a sleeping pill" Tonight we reached critical cute mass as we were unloading groceries and he says "mommy, thats it! New York City is a chipmunk town" (funky cheap motel) And as I tried to explain, he insisted I was just hearing it wrong. I had to succumb to the adorability of it all. Now all that is left of me is an overindulgent puddling mess of mom goo.


luckybuzz said...

Norm rocks. :)

Jesse said...

That's good to know, that I will be moving into a chipmunk town.

I have a dicey history with those tiny beady eye'd creatures.

crse said...

Jesse, I was thinking about that as I was writing this. I was hoping the chipmunk town would be a good thing for you. I think they stay mostly in the Manhatten area anyway. Regardless, dont let them take your heart or your money buddy.

LB: Norm thinks you rock too!

Canada said...

We, too, have Shrek soundtrack fans. Like in the grocery store and Corwin says "It's Shrek!", and I'm looking for Shrek . . . cereal?plates? But no, it's Smash Mouth playing!

Norm is TOO cute!