Thursday, April 14, 2011

This is what happens when I sing in the shower...

I have a four year old girl. She loves Sound of Music. It is not an uncommon occurrence for the songs of this classic musical to be heard floating through the house...this is why "A Few Of My Favorite Things" was stuck in my head and ultimately, why I was singing it in the shower tonight.

As I was singing I thought to myself, "Really? These are their favorite things?" I mean, whiskers on kittens, brown packages tied up in strings? I'm all for being thankful, but if these are their favorite things...they need to get out more. So, I wrote my own version. Here it is:

Cute boy with roses, a poem he's written
Growing my hair long - without a split end
Mornings spent with the King of Kings
These are a few of my favorite things!

Last minute outfits without color clashes
Jady in skinny jeans and hipster sunglasses
No stains on white shirts while eating some wings
These are a few of my favorite things!

I'm sure its not grammy worthy, but I think it rivals the original. You guys are more creative than me...I'd love for you to post your own version in the comments. Happy composing!


  1. Haha. Love it.

    I'll take a crack at it:

    Sweet newborn babies
    With lovely pink skin
    Cool, sparkling rivers
    I'd love to jump in...

    Mangoes and sticky rice
    Second-hand rings...
    These are a few of my favorite things!

  2. Per your request...

    Turtles in bobsleds
    And yodeling in summer
    Lazy-eyed hobos and
    A one-legged runner

    Japanese swordfish
    In the bathtub with me...
    These are a few of my favorite things!

  3. Ohhh Ethan....I'm so glad I'm married to you!

    Booger free children
    and full tanks of gas
    Schlotzkys and fruit roll ups
    without passing gas

    Making up dumb songs
    I hear in my head....
    these are a few of my favorite things!

    When I fall down,
    I just get up,
    And I play it off,
    If I weren't cool, I would be ahh fool,
    and then I would feel......real Bad!

  4. I'm not much for writing songs, so I'll let you people take this one. I will say, though, that I find it enlightening that Jeannine used the word "gas" to rhyme with the word "gas". Now there's a great one! She's obviously married to Ethan. What else would come to mind if you lived with that guy?

    Liz, you are definitely one of my favorite things. I laugh/smile every single time. Please come home. You can stay with us.

  5. No way, JMG, she's staying with US!!!

    OK, here's my shot at it:

    Books on Alaska
    And maps on my wall,
    Grandkids who Skype me
    And college football,
    Great times with Jesus
    And LIFE that He brings,
    These are a few of my favorite things...

  6. Well, if Antioch doesn't work out I think we have another family business we can fall back on.

  7. Worlds greatest grandkids
    Their moms and dads, too.
    A husband who loves me
    And my backyard view.

    The love of my Father
    That makes my heart sing.

    These are a few of my favorite things!

  8. A handwritten letter that comes in the mail,
    A trip to the San Juans where we saw 20 whales.
    The man who gave me my wedding ring.
    These are a few of my favorite things!

  9. Oh, snap, i remember all of those things

  10. Grabbing a surfboard and riding the waves,
    ice cream and cookies are some of my fav's.
    soaking up sun, and feeling it's sting,
    These are a few of my favourite things!

    Sounds like San Diego, right??? Oh and Canada...

    Singing the theme to the movie "Rocky,"
    all the while playing some on the ice hockey.
    The puck hits the post with a deafening "ping",
    These are a few of my favourite things!

  11. OK, I'll give it a whirl...

    Pushing off in my porch swing
    Tiny hummingbirds,though they buzz and don't sing
    Pepper Jack Cheese and Cran-Grape juice
    Clicking these keys to send out some news

    Well, that wasn't very good, but those ARE some of my favorite things.... some of them. I'll try to think of a second verse. :)