Friday, April 22, 2005

Apples and Bananas

Okay so the song goes...

I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas, I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas, I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas, I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas.

and then you change all the vowels as you go through the song to cover a, e, i, o, u, it sounds funny and is quite fun. I am not sure why I hadn't used it with my kids earlier in the year, I guess I forgot about it... ANYWAY

We sing the first verse and then get to the 2nd, change all the vowels to i so you get
I like to iat, iat, iat ipples and bininis... All seems innocent enough right, wrong Nini (said sort of like nai nai) is the kids Chinese word for breast, I guess it's like boob. My 6 year old boys lost it, they could just not get their giggles under control and I must admit it was funny. I vaguely knew the word as the boys have mentioned it before and I was not about to have a conversation with 14 boys about Chinese words for breasts, so I just ignored it and moved on with the day. Frankly I forgot all about it until today , I was certainly not listening for it in English song lyrics!
We quickly ended that song and moved on to Down by the Bay.

I signed up for another swap this week, well me and someone else are sharing the work but I don't want to give away my identity to a future secret receiver. It's called back-tack and I think it will be fun.

I have been tagged with a book meme by Rae at Live Love Laugh, go say hi. One of her munchkins is sick and I am sure she would appreciate a cheering section. Maybe I will get to the meme in the morning before I go to the dreaded annual work picnic.
Kids + teachers + no parents + Saturday morning = nightmare

I am going to bed so that at least I will be well rested for said nightmare.

BTW I remembered my camera and am looking very forward to International Pajama Day on Sunday April 24th. Pictures of me in pj's of course, the pup and maybe even a knitting project coming soon


btchwstix said...

I have been trying to leave a message here for days and stupid blogger wouldn't let me (funny since we are both on blogger). I just wanted to tell you I think it is very kind of you to offer to pick stuff up for people while you are in Asia. That is just such a sweet thing to do, I just had to let you know ;)

PS Loved your song story


Danielle said...

I have been to Taipei. Wow.

Good luck the the apples and bananas. Such trickyness with the vowels.


Sorka said...

Well now I will never be able to sing that song with a straight face again!! HEHEHEEHHE
Oh boy!! Teaching sure is fun some days!!
I got my stitch markers today!!! yipeeeee! thank you!! They have their own blog entry!!!

Rae said...

Haha! That was a cute story. I needed a little giggle :D