Thursday, December 5, 2013

Babu Forest

So this won't be funny to anyone but myself, Hubby and Bug, but I'm going to tell you all about it anyway. Just deal. Tis the season for all things Christmas (okay, and Hanukkah (or Chanukah?) and Kwanzaa too) so we've put up our tree, introduced Bug to hot chocolate (guess what, he loves it) and naturally,we've been watching all the traditional TV specials. Rudolph, Shrek the Halls (it's come on for several years in a row now so it counts as "traditional" in my book... plus it's funny,) and of course The Grinch! (And obvs Christmas Vacation is at the top of the list, but Bug can't watch that one quite yet..."Merry Christmas. Shitter was full.")

Sweet little Bug is mostly concerned with all of the "mad" characters, like the Abominable Snowman and the Grinch turning "happy" in the end, but I've also been trying to impress upon him the importance of learning the lyrics to all the songs so we can have family sing-a-longs! Oh, and also that Christmas isn't about getting stuff, it's about giving and being with loved ones and blah, blah, blah. Anyway, the songs. I haven't made too much progress on Rudolph, or Silver and Gold (ah, Burl Ives...sing me to sleeeeee...zzzzzzz) but Bug finds the Mr. Grinch song hilarious and the singing Who's down in Whoville quite delightful!

In fact, he's started singing the Who's Welcome Christmas song to himself sporadically. But Bug's version goes something like this: "Babu forest, Babu forest, welcome Babu please sit down..." I'm pretty sure these are not the actual Dr. Seuss lyrics (and yes, Dr. Seuss did pen the lyrics to all of the songs.) Now, like I said, this probably means nothing to most of you, but it provides an incredible mental image for those of us who are acquainted with Babu herself.

This is Babu.
Also, this. 

So, needless to say, envisioning an actual forest of Babus is, well, I can't say it's something I'd really like to encounter (I live with her and she's not always easy to be around) but to imagine it is really something. Just something.

So, Happy Whatever-It-Is-You-Celebrate! Now raise your eggnog and toast the "happy" Grinch as he prances around with his enlarged heart in Babu Forest. I'm sure he's having a wonderful time.

Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah.

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