Wednesday, September 14, 2011

If You Can't Laugh At Yourself.

It's been a really long time since I've had a good, genuine, laugh. I'm an upbeat positive person and I have a million reasons to smile but as we get older it is often hard to find things that make us really laugh. You know the kind I mean, where your eyes water like you're crying and your stomach aches and (for those of us who've had children) you're afraid you're going to pee yourself.

Well I had one of those moments last night.

I was watching Grease. I love Grease. It's cheesy but I love the songs. It also has fond memories for me. In one of the daycares I worked at, I worked with the 6-9 year old group and we did some of the songs from Grease for our Christmas play. It was the best concert we ever did and I still look back on that show fondly. (Remember Noelle?! You made a great Sandy!)
Sean, on the other hand has not use for Grease so I rarely actually watch it when it's no TV.  Last night it was on so I told Sean I would turn it off when he was done whatever it was he was doing but I wanted to watch at least the first song.  If you've never seen Grease, this is the first song. You need to pay particular attention to the very end, where John Travolta and Olivia Newton John are singing the line "those summer nights"

Now I'm no singer. In fact, I'm terrible,  I admit it. I sound like a cat being beat with a baseball bat and the only time I try to actually sing is to my own kids or my class. Little kids don't care how bad you are. They just love to sing with you. But last night I thought I'd ham it up and Emily thought she'd video it with her iPod. So she caught me right at the end of the song, where I'm really playing around to hit that unGodly note at the end of the song. Emily enjoyed my singing but when she showed me the video....well honestly I nearly died laughing. It was the most ridiculous, pathetic sounding thing I've ever heard. Beating a cat with a bat has nothing on that sound.

For your viewing pleasure.

We laughed for nearly an hour over that. It made me feel fantastic.

And now, since I clearly have no pride or self respect you can enjoy a laugh at my expense.

Have a great day!

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