Weekly sick child tally- two.
Time to myself- zero.
Clearly there is Something Going Around as I have had one sick child home from school each day this week.
As mentioned in my previous post Number 1 son was home for the first two days before managing to crawl back to school on Wednesday.
Just as well he recovered, because after picking up a victorious Number 2 son from a basketball round robin on Tuesday (victorious, but in a state of collapse), they switched places and Number 2 has spent much of the remainder of the week in a fevered sleep on the couch.
Of course, if the Man catches this variety of plague I may well have to resort to extreme measures to deal with him because I’m all outta sympathy.
As I have had no time to myself this week and can’t think of anything intelligent to write, I had to share this clip which, appropriately, includes a couch funeral and the exhortation to get off the couch and do something, people!
Sofa People, by The Pigs.
I have to share with you this gem I found the other day.
Regular readers will know I love comedian/entertainer Adam Hills* (and I know I’m not the only one out there) so when I found this clip from his show In Gordon Street Tonight I was thrilled.
This clip has the unexpected combination of Adam Hills reciting the famous Australian poem written by Banjo Paterson, Clancy of the Overflow, alongside his talented wife Ali McGregor, who is singing Under The Milky Way Tonight, by The Church.
Who would have ever thought those two completely different things would fit together so well!
*Click here if you want to see other posts about Adam Hills I have done. Go on. He is very funny and he can sing too. Not as well as his wife of course….
No, out of control housework is not why I didn’t post yesterday, I was… umm… shopping.
To stop you from wondering why I haven’t posted anything of substance today either I am going to distract you with this clip of one of the songs on high rotation in our house at the moment, Let Her Go.
Although this song by Passenger is sad the beautiful-ness of it makes it all better.
I started last week with a post about Number 1 sons love of AC/DC and the fact that their songs would be on high rotation all holiday (and so far I have been right).
Clearly he isn’t he only AC/DC fan out there as evidenced by this clip from the Aussie Orica GreenEdge team at this years Tour de France.
Clearly the Tour isn’t all about bike riding and tactics. There are also battered mullet wigs, roped in passers-by, air guitars and unauthorised explosives that almost went horribly wrong. Whether these guys win or not, clearly they have had a good time out on the road.
In yesterday’s post I shared with you the love Number 1 son has for AC/DC, and that thanks to him their songs were expected to be on extremely high rotation this school holidays. Well, today I had Number 2 sons back and made sure his playlist got a go too.
Number 2 son is 10, and a kid with a rock star attitude. He is that kid who starts trends at school, knows a million people and wants to be a famous musician one day. His musical tastes though are distinctly classical, and for him an entire day of AC/DC is half a day of torture.
Number 2′s long-term favourite playlist is heavy on things like The Piano Guys* so it is a definite change from what we were listening to yesterday.
Unfortunately for me, Number 1 son is far more likely to make a stand when he wants the music changed so we were having to remain on guard for a sneaky ipod change between songs. Fortunately we managed to get to the end of the playlist, and a repeat, without any kind of guerilla attack from him….
Here, for your more peaceful listening pleasure, is one of Number 1′s most favourite songs, All of Me by John Schmidt.
*I have done posts on some of our favourites from them before if you are interested, Cello Wars for the Star Wars geeks amongst you, and the very funny Mission Impossible.
Today was the first day of the school holidays and, as expected, the boys spent far more time than is good for them playing video games. I got my sleep-in though, so all is well.
Once I showed my face it was the cue for Number 1 son to commandeer the radio and turn it up loudly, as twelve-year-old boys do.
Our gentle, video game addict has proved to have an unexpected love of rock and roll, with no interest in the same music as most of his peers. Unfortunately for my brain (and thanks to his guitar teacher) he has a passion for AC/DC.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love AC/DC, but Number 1 would happily play the same song over and over again all day. Clearly the favourite today was Back In Black so now I am going to
inflict it on share it with you. If you want to know what my next two weeks will be like just turn up your computer as loudly as you can and then put this clip on repeat….
For my own sanity I think I might have to take Number 1 down to the record shop and force him to buy a few more albums from AC/DC’s discography to put on that poor, abused, ipod!