(Home)School Of Rock(Band)

I feel blah. I don't know what it is. I'm blaming the time of year. Even though it's not too cold here, it's rainy and overcast, and I find myself trying to convince myself that a tanning bed isn't that bad for me. I really just need some kind of sun, even if it's artificial. I guess gray overcast skies and cold weather is just the way it is for most of us this time of year. Unless, of course, you are in sunny California, then I hate you. No I don't. I'm sure you are very nice. I'm just jealous.

Anyway, I thought I'd subject you to one more post about my trip to Georgia. There were eleven of us there, and it was cold, like New York cold, while we were there so we found ways to entertain ourselves inside. What better way to entertain ourselves than with RockBand. (Did you expect something else?)

 Have you ever seen a more focused group of children? Seriously, you want to see a group of children sit still, give them a noisy toy. Both the drummer and the lead singer of this band are three. They are child prodigies. Gifted. And good looking.
Bryan ran this gig. He's the manager/lead drummer for the band. He let Mallory take a turn on guitar. She was focused. Determined. She's goal orientated. She really wants that high score at the end. When we play at home, she sings and generally scores 95% or higher. On guitar, 9%, which was good compared to her brother who scored an impressive 1%.

 There are several things I want to point out here.
1) Thor's eyes are glowing red. I fixed the red eye in all his pictures except this one. I just thought that it was OK for a guitar player's eyes to glow.
2) My mother has managed to focus on reading her book even though there is a rock show going on right in front of her.
3) That Anthony (between Bryan and Thor) is the official RockBand "dancer."  My sister, Diva, taught him that while they play RockBand at my parents house, it is his very important roll to dance. Dance hard, little boy, we'd hate your band to fail out because you didn't shake it.
4) One of these band members is not like the others.

There may or may not be a video posted somewhere on the Internet of me singing Living on a Prayer while Bryan plays the drums. You'll notice it's not here. That's because the need for that gym membership I procured yesterday has never been more evident then in that video. If you are curious how that video turned out, go to YouTube and find Bon Jovi and watch. I was better.

 I find it's best to take photographs while facing a large window with the sun streaming in. I posted this because I thought you might be interested in seeing what homeschooling looked like. In order for your children to properly learn you must first stack pillows around the room. Then set two three year olds loose and place a puppy in the middle of the circle. The puppy is essential. Without her no one will retain anything you've taught them. These are just a few tips in case you are new to homeschooling.

When I left Jessica's, she told me she had slipped a little something into my things and that I'd find it when I got home. After I unpacked and had found nothing from her I became concerned that I had thrown what she gave me into the laundry or something. She assured me I'd find it when I was meant to. Of course once she put it like that I knew that finding this thing would come at the very moment that God, Himself, had ordained. The moment I stumbled upon it would change my life forever.

And ever.

I found it.

I am forever changed. I'm not sure if this is good.


The Boob Nazi said...

So I totally thought YOU lived in Georgia and Punk lived in New York. Well, I feel stupid.

Jen @ ourfinehouse said...

I love the new layout!

Punk said...

Dear Mom,

This is why I'm suddenly wearing make up. A little mascara and lip gloss would have gone a long way here.

Love, Me.

To the general public,

You see the goofy kid with the amazing skin and awesome blue eyes? He gets those blue eyes from his father. The blue eyes are the entire reason I married his father. I thought you should know.

Love, Me.

Dione said...

Dear Punk, I married my main squeeze for his height. It's all about the kids! I know, I'm selfless that way... Anyway, I have a daughter who her sisters nick-named Gigantica and a son who's been wearing the same clothes for 4 years. Procreating is like a box of chocolates... I forgot you have a blog. I guess I could just comment on your blog instead of Missy's.

Dione said...

Dear Missy, no wonder I failed at homeschooling before I ever started - our puppy is actually a 15 year old Akita/lab mix who is 15 years old. But the pillows, I can do that.

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I've got to run out and get a puppy! :)

Popping by from SITS. Be back soon!

Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner?

Ms Bibi said...

You have some serious rockers in your group. My little nephew is our dancer as well. It is the most important role in the band and he knows it,lol.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Super cute post!!!

foxy said...

What better thing to do on a cold and rainy day but to play RockBand?? I am on that bandwagon, sister!! You know what you need, though, to complete your set? You need the stage set - complete with fog machine and light show. It is AWESOME. Just trust me on that. It's $80, but oh so worth it.

When my mom was in town last weekend, we played Beatles RockBand until we could play no more. She LOVED it and adored singing all those songs. :)

Debbie said...

I love Rock Band! Seriously. Sometimes I can even talk my kids into playing with me.

Julie said...

You have an adorable family. Enjoyed my visit!


Confessions From A Working Mom said...

I love how you have an official "dancer" in your band. That jam session looks like fun... can I join?

About your comment on my blog today... I think you should write Victoria's Secret and tell them to make a nursing bra!

Confessions From A Working Mom

Sarah and the Gentlemen said...

Hey, I just heard on the news yesterday that you (yes, you in New York) need to run out and stock up on pop and all things sugar because your governor is about to levy a tax on it. Okay, so the news didn't say go buy pop but they did report the impending tax and stocking up is just my take on it.

This has been a public service announcement.

K said...

these kids are too cute for words!

Popped in here from SITS!

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