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Monday, January 11, 2010

My Future Rocker {Mama Braggin' Monday}

While my son is usually the one who does not want to perform in front of people, he certainly likes to show off from time to time. Especially when there is some good ol' rock 'n' roll involved.

It's not uncommon for us to be driving down the road and a good guitar riff to start off a song and him to break out into an air guitar or for him to grab pencils out of the chairs in the worship center at church and play along with the band on the backs of the chairs in front of him.

It just so happens that we love the book and the movie "The Polar Express." So much so that I bought the soundtrack a year or so ago and we have since all memorized the songs. This is evidence:

My future rocker from WayMoreHomemade on Vimeo.

A few observations:
1) I love his air guitar solo at :23.
2) Extreme closeup with tongue sticking out and everything a la Gene Simmons at 1:34.
3) Not sure what is up with all the summersaults. Maybe that's the 4 year old version of jumping into the crowd or something.
4) He ends with an extreme closeup and says, "Ma nah ma nah!" If you don't know what that is... google it.

As I said, we love the Polar Express. So much so that we drove several hours a few days before Christmas in the driving rain to ride on the Texas State Railroad's version of the Pol-Ex.

Everyone is encouraged to wear their pajamas. There was such excitement as we pulled out of the train station and everyone cheered and clapped as they played the main song from the movie. They play a recording of someone reading the book on the first leg of the trip.

During the book reading, the extensive staff on board, all dressed in chef costumes, served hot chocolate (at just the right temperature, I might add) and cookies to all the patrons. They are all so incredibly friendly and cheerful for the entire trip as they engaged the kids and adults alike to make it a festive and fun atmosphere.

Santa boarded the train once we got to "The North Pole" and gave each child a bell.

While Santa made his rounds, Christmas Carols were being played, everyone was singing and dancing and lots of fun was had.

If you ever get the chance to do the Polar Express train trip, do it. All of us had a blast. Even my dad who kept trying to negotiate being moved to an "Adults Only" car.

But watch out if they're playing "Rockin' on Top of the World." My son may be doing an air-band performance.


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