I do this
We walked in from the car, and I can't remember what she did, but an old Mary Catherine Gallagher skit from SNL popped into my head, where the guest was Gabriel Byrne (or Rosie O'Donnell?) playing a Catholic school headmaster auditioning students for the spring musical or something.
Me: Yes, that's not too..nice...Mary Catherine.
|Remember her? (Molly Shannon's best.SNL.skit.ever)|
Me: It's a reference from an old Saturday Night Live thing.
Her: Who's Mary Catherine?
Me: It's from...before you were born. But it was hilarious.
Later the same night. We're all sitting in the living room, and we were looking at a little braided ankle bracelet that our oldest made for her out of strings with her new school colors. I couldn't help it...I just heard Cyndi Lauper's 1986 raspy voice in my head, and I started singing:
I SEE YOUR SCHOOL COLORS SHINING THROUGH. I SEE YOUR SCHOOL COLORS! AND THAT'S WHY I LOOOOVE YOU!
Me: Ok, I'm done now.
I may have missed my calling. I wonder if they're still auditioning for American Idol...
Am I the only one who mystifies my children with my randomly "awesome" musical ability? Ever embarrass your kids with some hidden talent that should possibly remain hidden?
P.S. I found the link to the whole Gabriel Byrne skit, which doesn't have my lines in it, but still. Here you go
Ah, I found it! Here's the skit with Rosie (and the incomparable Whitney Houston).