Both of my kids have a special "favorite song" (that when we're alone in the car together) they insist on listening to over and over and over. And over. And over. Every few months the song changes. Because even a two-year-old understands song overkill. (ED: Phew to that.) Fable's last two "favorite songs" were Lady Gaga's Paparazzi and the Beyonce + Tom Petty (DJ Earworm) mash up, If I Were a Free Fallin' Boy. (All Hal, that was.)
For the last three weeks, however, it's been nonstop Sprawl II. On repeat. At full blast. Because there is no such thing as "volume" to Fable. She likes her female vocal stylings LOUD. You go girl (snap, snap) loud.
Yesterday as we were on our way to pick up Archer from school, I caught view of Fable in my rear-view mirror, sunglasses on, hands in the air, singing her version of the song with a juicebox microphone. It reminded me of
when I was young... er. Actually? It reminded me of me. Now. As in, I still do that. Except my microphone is a floral SIGG bottle and her sunglasses are bigger than mine. Not by much, though.
When did my two-year-old become twoteen? Don't answer that. In fact I'm deliberately closing comments so you can't answer that.
The following is the live version of Arcade Fire performing Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) which isn't quite as pretty sounding as the original but a fantastic performance nonetheless. Especially if you're Fable and your favorite thing is people kissing.
I was the same way when I was her... uh... That makes two of us.
85. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) by: Arcade Fire