Like Father, Like Son

As I watch my children grow and change, I continually discover things about them…ways they are individuals and ways they are just like one of us. Just the other day I discovered something Joey has in common with my husband. See, Vic has always liked to rewrite songs, mess with lyrics. When the kids were all younger, he especially liked to screw up the lyrics of the theme songs to kids’ shows. Dora Dora Dora the Explorer,
Boots and super-cool explorer Dora
would become Dora, Dora, Dora the Explorer, Trying to find a way across the border.

While Joey and I were on our way to Tae Kwon Do the other night, Foreigner’s Hot Blooded came on the radio. Joey’s tendency to be like his dad combined with his love of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians books. Well, I’m hot blooded, check it and see, I got a fever of a hundred and three, Come on baby, do you do more than dance? I’m hot blooded, I’m hot blooded became Well, I’m half-blooded, check it and see, I got a sword skill of a hundred and three, Come on mister, can’t you speak ancient Greek? ‘Cause you’re half-blooded, half-blooded.

I really hope he writes more.  I thought it was a stroke of brilliance.
10 Responses to Like Father, Like Son
  1. Sheliza
    January 12, 2011 | 10:09 am

    Like you always tell me, our husbands are just alike! Joey being like dad is going to be extra fun I’m sure! 🙂

  2. DaisyGal
    January 12, 2011 | 2:45 pm

    that is a great story..and I love that you get to see his dad in him (did you watch parenthood last night??? How Amber has a lot of “Seth” in her…hopefully the GOOD parts)

    I look forward to seeing those kind of things manifest in my sons too…to be able to see John in them.

    I loved this he’s quite talented..isn’t he??? It’s a great rewrite!

  3. Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle
    January 12, 2011 | 4:30 pm

    I love it!

  4. JamericanSpice
    January 12, 2011 | 5:44 pm

    Don’t you just love the things they come with!!

    I am not sure I know that song but I’d love to hear it.

    Happy Wednesday to you.

  5. rys
    January 12, 2011 | 8:43 pm

    …and here all this time I thought he took after ME. 😛 Way to use your imagination, Joey!

  6. Kakunaa
    January 12, 2011 | 10:42 pm

    Whoa! Did he just bust that out off the tope of his head? Holy coolness! It really is a skill to do that 🙂

  7. Mrs. Gamgee
    January 13, 2011 | 11:24 am

    Totally awesome! I don’t think I’m going to be able to hear that song the same way again!

  8. Melissa
    January 13, 2011 | 12:12 pm


  9. Lynn
    January 14, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    I love that! That is an awesome song and you must convince Joey to write more 😀

    The Hubs does that to songs, as well…..makes me wonder if I’ll get the chance to create a similar post some day 😉

  10. Quiet Dreams
    January 19, 2011 | 11:58 am

    Such a smart, fun kid!

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