Monday, October 20, 2008

Baby's Got Soul

That's right. Grayden has become a fan of the Commodores.


A few weeks ago Park and Reid were singing 'Brick House' on repeat for several days. (Gray's not the only one who likes a little soul music.) And one time, we heard the two of them... "She's a brick..." (pause) followed up by Gray..."House." We laughed our heads off, but thought it might be a fluke. Maybe it just sounded like he was saying house. Baby's sometime talk gibberish that sounds like real words. Not the case this time. It's a nice little call and response. Every time we say 'she's a brick', he follows up with 'house.' Clear as day.

Today on the way to take Park to school, the oldest two crazies were singin' it with Gray and he joined in on the 'a brick' part, too. My baby sings soul. I've tried to get it on camera, but he won't perform any tricks on video. He's all about a live show.

I find it so funny. Up until this point, he just said the usual 12 month old baby babble. Boo, woof woof, mamamama, dadadadada, a-choo, uh-oh, probably a few more things I'm forgetting. And all sorts of other nonsense baby gibberish. 'House' was definitely a surprise and 'a brick' even more so.

My kids are so cool. Can we say future rock stars? Watch out Hanson. Move over Jonas Brothers. My kids have SOUL. (Or maybe I'm looking at this all wrong and they just want to be architects... Gray says, "a brick house.")

Upon further reflection, I've realized 'Brick House' may not be the best children's music. But I'd still take it over Barney any day.

20 comments:

jeanine said...

Katie... that is hilarious! I love it... I'll have to catch a live show one of these days.

Kelly said...

We love that song, but I don't think my kids have ever sung that! Look out future rock stars of America- the Smith Brothers are headed your way!! Someday you will capture that on video, but until then, I have a clear image of it and it is adorable!

trentnjeanmorello said...

That is awesome! I bet it is so fun to hear all 3 singing together! And I would take just about anything over Barney...lol...that's just me though!

Kim said...

That is really funny! We listen to really annoying little kid music but if your kids do well with regular I think I'm going to switch. emma is still in the baby babble phase or if she is really saying something i sure can't figure out what it is.

Crystal said...

That's awesome!! That's all i can say.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Encore! Encore! You have to hide a camera so I can see it!

Eric and Jen said...

That's so funny. I can't believe he really said that. Chase only says mom and dad. Way to go Gray.

Lauri said...

This made me laugh out loud at school today. I'll bet the older two love that Gray can sing along. (Plus he looks cute in Grandma's glasses).

Katie said...

uh mom...those are MY glasses.

Lauri said...

They sure look like mine and I remember putting mine on him one day and taking a picture.

Autumn said...

I LOVE it!!! That is too funny!!! Yes, your kids are cool. I hope sometime you can film it without him knowing!

Genn said...

Cute kids! I'm with Traci, you definitely need to try to get that recorded somehow! Jonas brothers got nothing on the Spencer FAM!

Sheryl said...

Okay, so are we surprised? no way! These are Katie's boys we are talking about! So cool, so cute, so funny! Brick house....too much!

Sheryl said...

Okay, so are we surprised? no way! These are Katie's boys we are talking about! So cool, so cute, so funny! Brick house....too much!

Valarie said...

How can you NOT sing along with that song?? )Which, by the way, is better than "My Humps" which is what mine sang when he was really young.)
Oh, and they NEVER are willing to perform on camera, are they?? Little punkers.

Lisha said...

Ha, Ha! You have the best stories ever! Love it.

Melissa said...

That picture of Grayden is to die for! He is ADORABLE. I love the little soul singer!

Amanda B. said...

no doubt.....waaaaay better than Barney! So very cool! :)

Erin said...

Let me know when they have a cd! So cute-I love that song, I wish I could witness that!

Stubbart Family said...

So dang cute! I just love it when they finally start letting you know that they are around and hearing the same things you are. It's awesome when it just "clicks" for them.

No worries...my boys love Maroon 5's song "I Won't Go Home Without You." Hmmm, maybe I should listen to the lyrics more carefully to make sure it's not saying anything too raunchy!