Sunday, October 12, 2014

Marry that Bird....

There's this song on the radio by a group called Magic!, and the song is about a young man who wants to marry the girl he loves, so he goes to her father to ask for his blessing, and the father says he won't give his blessing on their union until the day he dies.  So the rest of the chorus goes:

Why you gotta be so rude?
Don't you know I'm human too
Why you gotta be so rude
I'm gonna marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Marry her anyway
(Marry that girl) Yeah no matter what you say
(Marry that girl) And we'll be a family

What's hilarious is that my boys tell me I'm singing it wrong, and they sing along with the song at the top of their lungs, 

"Marry that BIRD".

I keep telling them it's "Marry that girl", but Tyson & Emmett keep insisting that it sounds exactly like "Marry that bird."  It's so hilarious, because they're dead serious on those lyrics, even though it makes no sense. 

Anyway, just a side note...the lead singer of that song is on the right side of this image I just found on Google:

My husband just asked this very open ended, and rhetorical question:
 If that guy asked for your daughter's hand in marriage, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

The other day, we were having scripture study as a family, and Mitchell was trying to make a point about Alma the Younger.  The first verse in the chapter we were in said, "O, that I were an angel, and could have the wish of my heart."  Alma wanted to proclaim the gospel as an angel so that he could help people turn their lives around.  

And Mitchell asked the boys, "Why do you think he wanted to be like an angel?"  And they responded that he wanted to be like an angel, because that's how Alma got his testimony - an angel came & his voice shook the earth, and Alma finally realized he needed to change his life, so Alma wanted to be able to proclaim the gospel in a similarly effective kind of way.  

image from 

The next thing we know, Emmett (who is only 5),

 stares at the ceiling and sighs in a slightly 



So my cute little sis turned 25.  For her birthday, we went tubing down the salt river.  I'm super lucky she thinks I'm cool enough to hang out with her young single friends...especially when I'm so old, married & pregnant.  Haha!  At any rate, we were considering taking our oldest to the river with us to tube it for the first time...he is 7 1/2, so a little young, but he is a good swimmer, and we were toying with the idea, so we asked him what he wanted to do.  Of course this boy is an avid fan of the show, "River Monsters", and so he hears rivers and thinks there's NO WAY he's going to risk his life and float on a tube with us.  

He very emphatically explained to Mitchell...

"I do NOT want to go to the river, and here are the reasons:



We decided not to risk his life - he can go when he's older.  

We were lucky - we had such a great time on the river - the weather was perfect & we enjoyed ourselves for  several hours.  The sky was still clear when we got off the river, and only 20-30 minutes later, we were still wet in our swimming suits, and driving home when there was a major downpour of MAJOR.  It was so crazy!