Cheer Up Sleepy Jean

z: Daddy says you don’t like the song Cheer Up Sleepy Jean
me: I don’t
z: [ hums a few bars ]
z: he says your sisters used to sing it to you cuz you are grumpy in the morning
me: yep
z: [ more singing with lyrics ]
z: why? If you’re grumpy then, cheer up sleepy jean

So enlightening to hear my daughter tell stories to me about my childhood.  I do,  I hate that song.  For many reasons.  One, I hate monkeys.  Two, I hate The Monkeys ( too perky  and profit driven ) .  Three, I don’t support any campaign by happy morning people to uplift and motivate us grumpy morning people.  I’ve always been a grumpy morning person, as well as my self-admitted grumpy youngest and grumpy eldest.  We are dragons.  We don’t greet the morning with a smile.  I would wake up in the morning as a young teen and I remember my mother telling a visitor, ” don’t talk to her.  she just grunts at you.  you won’t understand. ”

But, after that conversation with my little dragon, I started to think about their future conversations about *their* childhood.  As I’ve only done this parenting thing once and most of it loaded on the younger side of those kiddies, at no point did I think about the stories they will tell.  The parenting books, the parenting friends, the internet parenty things focus on what that child will be, will do, without a chapter on … well, when your child does this, they may talk about or blog about their life from their perspective.

My little dragon re-blogged a story about my childhood to me.  I had to read it because she was streaming live without a pause button.  Now, I’m wondering what stories my children will have when they grow older and pull stories from their life to relay comedy or tragedy or a barrier they had to emotionally overcome.  These kids … they are made of people.

and for you, I leave with this gem … I’m sure I’ve bitched about this shitty song before … but here you go again.  As a rule, with song assignments, you MUST listen all the way to the end.  It’s the way we roll here on the farm.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Cheer Up Sleepy Jean

  1. Roger March 3, 2017 / 11:51 pm

    I have to admit I am impressed they can make that piano, guitar, and tambourine sound like a full string and brass orchestra.

    • Jean Curtis March 4, 2017 / 12:35 pm

      I was thinking the exact same thing!

  2. grasspunk March 4, 2017 / 10:03 am

    I think this song is pop awesomeness. It is on heavy rotation in the car.

    Re: the house Dragons.
    Z was upset the other day and L said, “Do you need a dragon hug?” And gave her a hug.

  3. Kipper March 5, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Sound like a full orchestra and vocals before auto tune! Lyric was cheer up sleepy dreams.
    The other Jean song that was popular was from the Pride of Ms. Jean Brodie. Rather melancholy.

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