Saturday, January 16, 2010

Silly Songs With Steph

Hi all,

Today was a nice and mostly relaxing day. I tried to sleep in, but I'm afraid my cold wasn't helping much there. I'll spare you the details. I had meals with the house, for the most part. I also got to go to HUDSON! (Yay!) I got to walk around the old town part, went to a coffee shop and also went to a used book store. I was with the house mom and 2 of the kids. She kept noticing that we got odd looks. However, her youngest was switching hand to hand with us, and her wedding band isn't a traditional design. I'll let you fill in the blanks?

My title refers to the nightly (and sometimes morning) saga of flossing and teeth brushing. I work with a female who is highly responsive to music and also has a highly evolved gag reflex. We're getting a whole routine down. First her favorite stuffed animal gets the deal with the flossing (thank goodness for the handheld ones!)

Splish Splosh I was Flossing your teeth! Tee da dee dum
(Repeat as necessary, with different emphasis and pitches)
Ta da da, ta da da, te da da da, da da.
(Splish, Splash I was taking a bath...)

then the brushing song:

Brushy Brushy Brushy!
Scrub! Scrub! Scrub!
Brushy Brushy Brushy,
Half Way Done!

Brushy Brushy Brushy!
Scrub! Scrub! Scrub!
(Repeat as needed)
Brushy Brushy Brushy,
NOW we're done!

Ok, So I never claimed to be a rocket scientist or a singer/songwriter.

However, occaisonally, she asks for Michael Jackson's "Beat It". Fortunately, I have NO idea how it goes, but if I just chant "Beat It-Beat It-Beat-It...Just Beat it!" she seems satisfied. Oh, and the Elvis/disco move and spinning helps too. It's a full work out! However, I'm finally getting on Youtube to see how it actually goes, the better to embellish my performance.
Other themes have involved pirates (stuffed animal becomes a parrot...) and beavers.
I know you're probably laughing, and my dignity is ok with that...

Hope all is well,
Steph

2 comments:

Mom said...

Yes, I'm laughing! To imagine you singing and dancing while trying to assist in brushing/flossing. That could almost be dangerous! BTW, Elvis and disco are two ENTIRELY different eras! That makes it even more funny to try to imagine your interpretation...

Steph said...

Well, I don't do the dancing WHILE brushing/flossing. Only in the interludes between, like if we have to stop after a gag. And yes, Elvis was mostly pre-WW2 (although some during his "tour" and after) and disco was a 70's thing. I do the Disco point and follow up with a "Thank You, Thank You Very Much"...