Only Slightly Shorter Than In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

posted by Momo Fali on March 23, 2008

One of my sisters had the family over for Easter dinner yesterday. Two more of my sisters came in town for the get-together.

I only get to see them once or twice a year, so I brought plenty of toys for my five year old son to play with. I wanted him to stay busy so I would have a chance to visit. But, I made the mistake of thinking my nine year old daughter could keep herself entertained.

Shortly after dinner, she told me she was bored. So, I was relieved when my nephew asked her if she wanted to go to the basement to play Guitar Hero.

Of course, I was quickly interrupted when she wanted me to come watch her. She used the technique of half begging, half guilt-trip. “Please Mom? Please come watch me. Just one song.”

Then I started begging and said, “I really just want to visit with my sisters.”

“Please Mom!”

I caved. “Okay. One song.”

My only request was that she make it quick.

But, that request was swiftly denied when I asked her, “What song are you going to play?”

And she replied, “I think it’s called Free Bird.”


  • A Buns Life

    Nothing is quite as disturbing as hearing my five year old say he wants to play “Talk dirty to me” on guitar hero or as cute as hearing his little squeaky voice singing Slow Ride, take it easy.

  • Tara R.

    Guitar Hero…. if I never hear ‘Paint it Black’ again, it will be too soon. Hope you had your lighter. =)

  • Stacey @Real World Mom

    I think this is the first time I’ve ever known “Free Bird” and “short” to be used in the same sentence! 😉

  • Ashley

    lol! Hopefully you got a nice, long visit though…yeh?

  • Nola

    We have GH and I KNEW you were gonna say that song. Errr.

  • HRH

    hahaha. Visiting is over rated.

  • Amy

    Oh how funny! We have Guitar Hero too, but I’ve never made it upstairs to watch them. And now I know better.

  • Michael C

    Ha!! I guess it was either going to be that, Hey Jude or the original unedited version of The Doors’ ‘The End.’


  • Selma

    I know exactly what you are saying. Hahahaha. Too funny!

  • Mommy Bits

    lol. That is great!

  • cablegirl

    ok, nothing beats Guitar Hero. I’m total addict.

    But seriously, your 9 year old was playing Free Bird? That’s the last unlockable song on the game. She’d have had to beat every other song first. You must have had one hell of a visit. lol

  • <---That Girl

    this is off the subject entirely, but would you mind if I added your blog to my “People to See”?

  • Xbox4NappyRash

    followed by ‘American pie’.

  • Lisa

    So did you ever get to see your sisters? Or did they at least come down and light lighters in the air 🙂

  • Mr Lady


    Ps: For Tara: dude, I used to sing paint in black to my kids to get them to fall asleep at night, and now it’s a Guitar Hero song? WTF?

  • Heather B.

    I can actually feel your boredom/internal death. Feels awesome. Or perhaps that’s just a sign that I would make a crappy parent who would die and possibly fall asleep if her child played ‘Free Bird’ in its entirety. I hope to never find out.

  • meleah rebeccah

    hahahah Free Bird. Thats the longest song EVER.

    Happy Easter

  • chefmom

    HAHAHA!! That’s great! DId your sisters crack up?!

  • Jo Beaufoix

    Bugger. I’m assuming that’s a looooooong song. Did you get to talk to your sisters afterwards though? Or did you play some air guitar yourself Miss Momo??

  • OHmommy

    I got to check out this guitar hero everyone is talking about. It sounds so addiciting. 🙂

    Hope you got a couple of minutes in with your sisters!

  • BusyDad

    Oh my god! Hilarity! You might as well have enjoyed a couple brews while that was happening. As parents, we should write to the game makers to please preempt them from including Shine on You Crazy Diamond, parts 1-7 on Guitar Hero 4.

  • holly

    that’s a whole pile of sisters. your parents – they must have liked each other.

    oh that’s just great. now free bird is stuck in my head. JUUUUSt great. i’m going to call *you* and sing it. and i don’t sing well.

  • Mimi aka pz5wjj

    Oh that is too funny!

    Hope the chair was comfortable!

  • Pinky

    If she’s anything like my daughter, she’d have entertained herself for hours at home…but Nnnnoooooo! 🙂

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