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That's not what you listen to at the Opera

This morning, Sprout and Junebug donned J's and my clothes so they could be the parents.  Sprout informed me that our housekeeper would be keeping us "children" while she and Papa went to the Opera.

She and Junebug went into the yard and were sitting on the steps:

Junebug sings "Who Let the Dogs Out!" *
Sprout: That is not what you listen to at the opera!

Sprout begins to hum a La, la, la, lilting tune, and Junebug insists on repeating, louder, Who let the dogs out!!!!

Sprout: No, no, no. That is not opera music.


* Junebug's interest in (and knowledge of the existence of this song) is thanks to his father who heard it over 15 years ago during his first visit to the States to meet my family. He never heard it again. Talk about a good memory for earworms. If only he remembered other things as well as he remembers music. ;)

Junebug sings this a. lot. A couple of weekends ago, we were on a family retreat, and at 1:30 a.m., Junebug woke up crying.  Both J and I tried to comfort him, to no avail. Finally, he began to quiet down, and we heard a dog bark outside. He happily sang, "Who let the dogs out" and fell back asleep shortly after. :P


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May. 17th, 2016 02:57 am (UTC)
How cute!
May. 17th, 2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
It's very cute when he sings it, but after listening to it 4 times in a row, I insist we put on something else.
May. 17th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
To quote Sprout when she was little: "Different music" :p
May. 17th, 2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
YOu, too, have a good memory. :P
May. 17th, 2016 01:11 pm (UTC)
hehehe... according to C one of the most annoying songs ever.
May. 17th, 2016 01:30 pm (UTC)
Its annoying quality is somewhat mitigated in this household by being sung in such a funny way by a cute toddler, but yes.

However, I would for that Barbie song (I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world) as most annoying any day over the dog song. J would never even breathe a note of that to Sprout, believe me. :P
May. 17th, 2016 04:07 pm (UTC)
Bwhahaha... come visit!

Made in PLASTIC, it's FANTASTIC... you can brush my hair...
May. 18th, 2016 09:06 pm (UTC)
It's so hard for me to believe Junebug is old enough to be singing lyrics!

Does Sprout genuinely like opera music?
May. 19th, 2016 06:40 am (UTC)
I too often find myself thinking, Is he really old enough to be doing this now? Where did the time go?

As for opera music, I don't know that Sprout truly, truly knows what it is, but she knows that when J and I went out for a piano concert, we went to the Opera House. And when we took her to see The Nutcracker it was also at the same place.

OK: Just put on some opera music (Marie Callas), and Sprout said she loves it. Junebug came and said, NO! Who let the dogs out!
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