Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The Wife, The Lyricist

The Boy has to bring a snack to preschool each day, which The Wife packs the night before. They talk about snacks as he’s going to bed and puts in his request. The Wife has set the ritual to the tune of “Let’s Talk About Sex,” by Salt-N-Pepa:

Let’s talk about snacks, baby
Let’s talk about you and me
Let’s talk about apples and crackers
grapes and pudding
and juice-y
Let’s talk aboowwwt snacks
Let’s talk about snacks

The Boy loves the song, but someday, he’ll hear the original and say ‘wait a minute...’

She did something similar when “Stacy’s Mom” was a hit. When it came on the radio, she’d sing along, customizing the lyrics to The Boy. We had to stop when he started asking for the song about “[The Boy]’s Mom, who’s got it going on.”

Which she does…