A little Status Quo dear?

@ruby222 (4848)
August 14, 2008 4:10am CST
Not so much now,but in the years that have passes when the kids were small,it was common practice to go on a Sunday afternoon outing,and BOY OH BOY,were they good fun lol,our mode of travel was ancient,and we were always worried that it would have complete engine failure and never make the destination.On our travels we used to love to sing,anything that came into our carefree little heads,the kids used to join in too,and the songs we sang varied ,it could have been that dreaded Birdy song..to a little bit of Cliff Richards!,but the new movie has been advertised a lot on the radio,Mamma Mia,and each time I hear something from the sound track of that film,it makes me think what a good singalong that would be!!So have you had any special songs that you sang in the car,or did you travel in silence?..or lol were the kids rowing so much that there was never time to sing!!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Aug 08
Hi there ruby222 We most certainly don't travel in silence. When we have got bored of spottng, beetles, minis, pick up trucks and caravans we might have a few unsuccessful games of I spy, my kids are only 3, 5 and 7. Games are always disrupted as soon as the ketchup song comes on and we all have to sing it before continuing with games, spotting things and rowing!!
@ruby222 (4848)
14 Aug 08
Spotting different vehicles is always a good one,but we have been duped with the I spy many a time..I spy with my little eye something beginning with....Z..and we think of everything under the sun that begins with a Z and is certainly not in sight!and then a little voice pipes up..Zebra!!there was one in the back of that car we saw ages ago!!
@Humbug25 (12551)
14 Aug 08
Hmm yes that does sound familular to me too. When I go down to my mum's y'know down south in pasty land, I usually take the contents of my fridge and veggie wrack. Once I put the bag down by my sons feet and he started the game 'I spy with my little eye something begining with b' he said! Yes a long time went by and we were out of guesses and had to give up, he was so chuffed with himself. 'So what was it' I asked him desperately. Batato he said with a big, winning smile on his face. That started off the next row!!
• United States
14 Aug 08
My kids and I still do this. They like aint no mountain high! We sing mostly all the oldies but now have graduated to some of the new stuff. Sometime I can't understand the words so I wing it. The kids sure enjoy it.
@ruby222 (4848)
14 Aug 08
Oh I make my own words up all of the time!Im sure I should have gone into writing lyrics!lol..but no a good sing song is a great way to pass the time!
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
14 Aug 08
Hi ruby, We are also like that, LOL! ANything that will come out in our mind and even if we are not yet finish with another song, someone will change it...It's fun..My favorites are "you're so good to be true" and American pie! LOL!
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@ruby222 (4848)
14 Aug 08
Singin bye bye Miss American pieeeeeee,drove my chevvey to the levy,but the levy was dryyyyyyy...good on you Che !!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
14 Aug 08
As a child Ruby we too sang songs in the car. I recall singing "Sugar Sugar" and "Chirpee Cheep Cheep all the way from Dundee to Oxford on one return from what we laughingly called the annual rain sodden event "our summer holiday"! In turn when our small one was smaller, we too sang songs. Her favourite was to pretend to be the radio. My how annoying that was. We still sing in the car. Sometimes just me, sometimes the Boss too and always, when the small, but now big one is with us, all together. David Cassidy is a favourite currently. "Could it be forever..." I've seen Mamma Mia. Not a good film unless you are a 15 year old girl. That said, I sang and danced along embarrassing my loved ones and child's girlfriends who think that I am potty anyway!
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@ruby222 (4848)
14 Aug 08
Re singing along..I recently put in a post that I had bought Bryn Christopher`s The Quest from I tunes for Mum,and she insisted writhing seductively to the throbbing music,using the sofa arm as her imaginary partner..and we think we have had it(have I got news for you)Well we seem to be a little different to you ,if im with Mr Ruby in the car we listen to Paul Potts..full blast..how embarassing(Mr Ruby is very hard of hearing)and he knows that I adore old Paul..bu ive noticed that as the car pulls up outside I seem to hear the strains of Abba pulsing(Mr Ruby always fancied the pants off of the dark haired one you know)but Chirpee chirpypee cheep cheep..no we have never done that one.(we have a small repetoire)
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
15 Aug 08
Hi ruby! Gee, It's hard to remember back that far! I think I sort of remember some fuzzy Sunday drives. I think my brother and I sat in the backseat of the car fighting alot. I don't remember if we sang or not. Maybe when we were really young. I know as we got older we wanted the radio on and we had to fight with the parents to have the radion on louder so that we could hear it loud enough in the backseat. I know they didn't like the music so that was another fight! Now that I think about it that's pretty much all I remember! It was one argument after another. Gee, that was fun memories. But, that kind of explains my family life in a nutshell! Most of it was not very much fun! So I'm glad at least you have fond memories.
@littleowl (7157)
14 Aug 08
Hi ruby my fledglings have flown the nest now apart from one but we dont go out together that much but when we do I sing along with the cd that'll be on or at home on my own to cd's etc littleowl