The latest from our neck of the woods…
The bambinos (all three of them) are obsessed with this song/YouTube video: Lehigh Beat Duke (click on link to check it out! if you haven’t seen it already, you really should!).
They ask to watch/listen to it on my iPad all the time, and they can be heard singing/humming/chanting it all day long. It is very catchy. I catch myself with it ringing in my head too.
Friday I took the three of them to lunch on campus. While we were riding in an elevator to the dining hall, Owen and Kyle were quietly singing/rapping together the Lehigh Beat Duke song out loud. They were not being loud or obnoxious; just sort of quietly singing it as we stood there in the elevator. An older man (who appeared to be university staff) was in the elevator with us and couldn’t help but hear what the boys were singing. He was sort of smiling to himself (it was cute). The boys kept repeating one line of the song: “Duke was my safety school,” and then — for whatever reason (you never really know with these two) — they starting in with singing/rapping: “Harvard is my safety school!” “Harvard is my safety school!” (all the while, moving to the beat and getting more and more caught up in their own little world). The man in the elevator with us could no longer contain himself, and started quietly chuckling. The boys noticed, of course, and as we were all exiting the elevator they asked me, “Mom, why is he laughing?” I said, “Well, Harvard isn’t really anyone’s safety school, because it is so hard to get into.” Owen immediately retorted, “Well, it is going to be OUR safety school!” And then they just continued on, “Beat Duke. Beat Duke. Lehigh Beat Duke!”
Too funny these two. They crack.me.up.!!!