So Mom is just getting ready to watch one of her favorite TV shows Glee. It's about high school kids in a Glee Club (Show Choir). There's lots of singing and dancing. It's like a mini-musical in each episode. As a family, we all enjoy this show. We curl up on the couch and watch it together.
It's the next viewing that troubles me. Mom watches it a second time, all the way through, without Dad, and sings along! She thinks she is rockin the house, but I am telling you she is rockin the bucket she is trying to carry those tunes in. Loud, proud and rarely in key.She swears she used to sing in plays... ones people actually saw. I question that.
If that weren't bad enough, she sometimes scoops me in her arms and does a little dance with me, while singing. The horror! I have learned to hide at a safe distance, during this second viewing. As soon as she starts calling out to me to start a "flash mob," I run for the closet.
Mom often wishes life was like a musical. In her world strangers would break out in song and dance at any given moment. Naturally everyone sings fabulously in this world. So I guess that rules her out. I'm just glad I don't have to go anywhere in her car cause I understand there is a cast album playing on the CD. Yikes!
What does your family do to embarrass you?
My mom starts singing at the drop of a hat. She reaches out to grab me and I run!ReplyDelete
Oh Fin, where to start!ReplyDelete
Probably the worst is getting snorgled and/or kitten-talked in front of our other furblings. Mommy AND Daddy do it!
This leads to endless teasing later on...and hissy spit-fights at three AM.
Well, Fin, it is interesting that you posted about this today for 2 reasons- #1, my folks watch Glee too, although they don't sing along, and #2 Mom had a Paul McCartney song (This Never Happened Before) playing on her iTunes today, and she held me in her arms and danced for quite a while, singing along to the song. And it was a SLOW, romantic dance! Thank Cod nobody was looking in through the windows!ReplyDelete
And isn't it interesting that there is a character named Fin on that show?ReplyDelete
Our Mom sings too, and it's horrifying.
We love glee too! Rumblemum made us watch it..ReplyDelete
My human's very existence is sometimes pretty embarrassing, but one thing she did recently really threw me for a loop: she works out to these silly exercise DVDs, and she picked me up and started making me do some of the choreography with her! I couldn't get away fast enough.ReplyDelete
Funny! I just finished watching the latest episode a couple of minutes ago. Thank Cod Mishamummy doesn't try to sing along, though!ReplyDelete
I sing with Spider and Smudge, Beautiful boy is my favourite song while they are getting a cuddle, well they are rather beautiful.ReplyDelete
Thanks for asking about my books, they are for children and are adventure stories about animal rescue.
glee's my mommie Finn's fave too. 2nd season's here and she barely noticed me when the show is on! :(ReplyDelete
Is there some direct link between being a cat Mommy, and not being able to sing on-key?? Yeah, Momma "dances" with us while singing and snorgling us. . . oh the shame. jane and I endure it together but if any of the evil birds outside see it, there's no end to the teasing from them.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness. That sounds a LOT like our house. Mum got the dvd of the first 13 episodes of Glee last weekend, and spent all weekend torturing us with her singing and dancing along.ReplyDelete
Haha! Fin, our mom watches Glee too...but we're happy to say she doesn't sing along...usually. She has been know to make up little songs with our names in it and sing to us. It drives us crazy!!ReplyDelete
Where do I start? If I lest anything no treats for sure so I am keeping my mouth shut.ReplyDelete
Fin, we think that's funny! Our human thinks it's great that your mom gets into it and sings joyfully. That's what life's about! She probably *is* on key, but even if not, so what?ReplyDelete
Sometimes our human will pick one of us up and dance around a bit, but we don't put with that for more than a few seconds. And trust us, our human can't dance...or even sing, for that matter!
Fin you are hysterical. How horrible to have to dance around with your Mom. Our Mom loves musicals too but so far we haven't had to dance with her. We are not letting her read this post, that is for sure. She might try it. We even hate getting a hug. Yuck.ReplyDelete
Have a great day.
Oh, Fin, you make us laugh! Our mom and dad actually make up songs with OUR names in them, or if the radio is on, they sing along with whatever's playing using our names. Human beans are SO weird...ReplyDelete
Sammy, Moosey and Maggie (the cats of the folks at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life)
Oh, my SS sings (totally off key) and dances (sometimes scooping me up if I happen to be in the vicinity, a big mistake on my part, I tell you).ReplyDelete
She also plays this weird string instrument and has given concerts. OMC, the audience has my sympathy. I wonder if she pays people to go and listen.
We have finished reading your book. It's super-duper. We love the first chapter best. You and your mom are good story tellers. Thankyou so much!!!!
The list is too long to mention here!ReplyDelete
Oh, Fin! Lighten up! Your mama's just having some fun. Why don't you just join in -- if you were meowling along with her, then you wouldn't hear her!ReplyDelete
MOL! Our mom only sings loudly in the car. Which is great, so we don't have to be punished by her horrible singing voice!ReplyDelete
Our Mom and Dad pretty much don't do that to us too much...except for that flashy box sometimes.ReplyDelete
They kid beans and dad aren't too bad. But everything our mum does embarrases us!ReplyDelete
Our Mum talks to us all the time and if we are out with her in the garden on the street we run and hide if anyone comes by. She still hasn't got the hang of cat language yet and her accent is truly awful. People look at her as though she is mad (well they can't all be wrong can they?) xxReplyDelete
Our Mommy can't sing at all and knows it, but as for musicals, she loves the Mama Mia CD, she says it's a fun, happy CD=what? and we do get the Happy Birthday song once a year!...Now that voice is embarrassing!MOL...xo...Calle, Halle, SukkiReplyDelete
Don't be embarrassed Fin. It could be worse. My human likes to put on the country music channel and dance while she cleans. And let me tell you, mu human CANNOT dance. I sure hope nobody can see in my windows!ReplyDelete
My mommy wishes the world was like that, too. She is always singing at us, LOUDLY.ReplyDelete
Mom calls me her "baby boy" in public and it embarrases me 'cos I will be 2 in September. So I'm a BIG mancat not a baby.ReplyDelete
Love Alfie xx
Dad wears shorts that show off his puney legs ~ and he even wears them in public so I get embarrased. He shud wear longs!
Love Milo xx
Oh gosh, Fin, how scary. The Mommy sings sometimes too and she's not all that hot either, and she does a lot of that baby talk stuff we see some of the other bean moms do. At least it's not just us!ReplyDelete
Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew
Our Mom sings little sounds about what's she's trying to do...Like the "sell Japansese erasers song" or "makin' awesome jewelry" song.ReplyDelete
Oh, your mom watches Glee!? I love musicals. But I don't watch Glee.ReplyDelete
You look so cute the way you cover your eyes, although you really don't need to. When we used to have a woofie, he would run and hide when I would sing! Your mom and I seem to have something in common. "The Boys" and I have reached an agreement.
Photoguy shouts at the tv when the football is on. Doesn't he know they can't hear him?ReplyDelete
MOL our hooman watches that show too; silly singing hoomans. I meow a lot and they tell me to be quiet how come they get to?ReplyDelete
Our mum hasn't seen that show, but when she's driving she sings at the top of her voice along with the CD. If it's anything like the way she sings when she does the housework, it's scary.ReplyDelete
Yeah, my mom sings too. She makes up words and everything. She only makes me dance to Billy Sweetfeets videos. I don't mind really, as long as I gets my treats after.ReplyDelete
You should demand treats Fin!
It's such an embarrassment to see a normally sound minded human reduced to acting like a 4 year old. But...they all do it from time to time, or so it seems. Luckily, so far anyway, we've managed to keep our Mom safely restricted indoors when this behavior starts!ReplyDelete
Ok, this is horrifying...ReplyDelete
Mom picks us up and sings (badly)
"I love you...a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck"..."I love you a bushel and a peck, you bet your pretty neck I do"
Ack!!!!! Make her stop!!!
TRADITION,TRADITION! Look fiddler, it's not that you can't hold a tune, because you can, it's just your choice of music! Hide Fin, I know I did!ReplyDelete