Got to be Startin' Somethin'
I told Jed we needed to get Parley some tougher music before he invited any more friends over to dance in the basement to Even the Nights are Better. I guess when Jed put that song on his Thanksgiving mix (?!) he didn't anticipate such a hearty welcome--and ultimate obsession from Hazel and Parley. And it was kind of cute at first, when Hazel would make up dance programs for us to watch, or the boys would race around the basement while "even the days are brighter, with someone you love beside ya!" was blasting from the kids' ancient computer. But when friends and cousins came over and Parley would race to the computer to show them his awesome favorite song, I started to get concerned.
Jed and I both started mix cds for him, but never completed them, so Even the Nights continued. Finally, I'd had it--which meant Jed had had it 3 weeks before. So I put in Thriller.
"Listen to this. There are some awesome songs on this cd." I said, sliding it slowly (come on, work!) into the cd drive.
It didn't take him long to find Beat It. And today he did a "studio" or production of some sort to Beat It. He mostly threw two baseballs across the room until the song was over. And then he started it again. Jed and I looked at each other.
"Well, it is a little tougher than Even the Nights are Better... right?" I said.
He looked at me and said, "Tougher? Uh, sort of...but it is Michael Jackson."
I guess I'd better hide that Abba cd.