It gets even better. And weirder. Or something.

by Jen on August 20, 2009

in Lowering the bar for mothers everywhere,Soundtrack of My Life,The Boys in the Wood

The Hubster gave me Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog on DVD for my birthday at the beginning of the month. Although I’d watched it a number of times on Hulu, and had even downloaded the soundtrack from Amazon, Monkeyboy had never seen it or heard it. The day I got the DVD, though, I opened it right away and we all watched it. Quite the family entertainment, no?

Monkeyboy is obsessed.

He’s watched the DVD repeatedly, which has led to some very interesting discussions about the moral complexities of the Dr. Horrible story. (As most preschoolers probably would, he missed the point and tends to root for Captain Hammer.) The soundtrack is almost the only thing he wants to listen to in the car. He’s asked me to clarify lyrics for him when he can’t understand them and has even asked me to explain the meaning of some for him: “What’s it mean, ‘catch your breath’?”

Once he memorized the lyrics and could sing all of the songs, he started ordering me to “sing the girl parts.” Which I do with gusto because, hey, there’s nothing weird about harmonizing with your toddler. Even when it’s a song from a Sci Fi musical about an evil scientist trying to rule the world/get the girl. Right?

Skip ahead to 1:45 (if you’re not interested in watching the whole thing) to see the best part of the duet, where each person sings different lyrics at the same time (is there a musical term for that technique?). Now, imagine me doing it with my three-year-old son — sternly directed by him, I might add — in the car as we drive to daycare. The first time the Hubster heard us do it, he gaped open-mouthed at us.

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1 Jen August 21, 2009 at 7:32 pm

I had never seen or heard of that but that's some sort of awesome that a 3 yo can sing along to that. I think he's lucky to have such a cooperative momma.

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