The Idiot Song

United States
August 10, 2010 8:18am CST
I sing songs with my little one all the time, and she is now requesting songs herself when we are singing. Recently, she asked me to sing "The Idiot Song". I was not sure that I heard her correctly, so I asked her to repeat it, and it sounded like she said the same exact thing. I then asked if she said she wanted me to sing "The Idiot Song". Her response was *giggle, giggle* "No silly Mommy, not 'The Idiot Song'. I mean 'The Idiot Song'." It still sounded the same, so I took a different approach and asked her if she could sing some to me. She happily started bopping around and singing indistinguishable lyrics in a tune I am sure that I have never heard before. After carefully listening to her performance, I told her that she did a great job singing and dancing, but I did not know the song. She got frustrated with me and insisted that I did know the song, but eventually we moved on to a different song. Then last night a song came on the radio, and I started singing along with it. My little one piped up immediately and said, "I told you you knew 'The Idiot Song'!" It was the Zac Brown Band "Whatever It Is". So, do you know "The Idiot Song"? Have you felt like an idiot recently?
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@mysdianait (64063)
• Italy
10 Aug 10
I don't know where to begin but I feel like an idiot right now I am not familiar with the song you mention, at least I don't think I am but then again I might be The thing is, and this I am certain of, I have no speakers right now so even though I have found it to see if I know it or not, I am going to have to wait, and continue being an idiot until a friend turns up with them and I can then see if I know it or not, at which point I can then get back and let you know - on all counts
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• United States
10 Aug 10
It is a country song, so if you don't listen to country music, then you probably don't know it. I think that it is a good song, though, and apparently so does my little one, when she can get me to understand her, that is. Are you using your brandy-new laptop? Didn't it come with speakers? I guess that speakers might slow down the super-turbo speed, though, so it is best to use them with caution.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
Yup, I was definitely confused ... still am, but I think that is just my constant state of being - I do understand better about the computer issue, though. So now that you have turbo skates, super duper speakers and a buffer, does that mean that you will be needing those "other items" more or less in the near future?
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@mysdianait (64063)
• Italy
10 Aug 10
I can better answer that once the speakers arrive so for the time being, and seeing as you didn't mention wanting them back (well not here anyway ) I shall keep them 'just in case' I need them more
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@1hopefulman (27308)
• Canada
10 Aug 10
You made me so curious that I just had to listen to the song. Thankfully there's a beautiful version right on Utube. Very nice song and well sung by a great band. Well I have felt like an idiot on occasions. The most vivid was when I went shopping and I thought the cashier had said, "would you like a candle with that." I asked her to repeat and again is sounded the same. So I got a little upset and asked why on earth would I want a candle with what I had bought. I told her that it did not make any sense. When she repeated again, I realized that she had asked, "would you like a bag with a handle." Apparently they could put my items in a bag without a handle or in a bag with a handle that would be easier to carry. I apologized for my hearing problem and we both had a good laugh. Have fun singing with your kid! These are precious times that too quickly pass by.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
I am glad that you found one to listen to and liked it. I think that it is a beautiful song, too. Oh, I can imagine that was a very embarrassing moment at the store. It is good that you were not only able to get the situation straightened out but also able to laugh about it afterward with the cashier. I think that being able to laugh about embarrassing situations makes them seem not quite as bad, especially if you can share the laughter with someone else. I agree that these are precious times, and they do pass by way too quickly. She is three years old already, and it seems like just yesterday we were bringing her home from the hospital. I know that soon she will be going to school and doing other things, and then in a blink of an eye (or at least that is how short it will seem) she will be grown up and moving out. I try not dwell on that, but I do think about it to remind myself each and every day to cherish these times as they will be gone too quickly.
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@1hopefulman (27308)
• Canada
10 Aug 10
My first child just turned 38 and my second 32 but now I have three grandchildren. So you see there are always precious times when we have children. My first granddaughter is 16. The joys never end. Since we can live forever, there is so much to look forward. Give your children as much time as possible. It's the best gift you can give your children and some of the best memories you will ever have. I recently wrote a poem about my children called "Love of my life" which is on my website that brought them both to tears. I also had tears as I thought about them and wrote my thoughts. May your life be filled with joy!
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• United States
10 Aug 10
Oh, that is so beautiful that you wrote a poem about your children! I can imagine how everybody was crying ... I can picture it right now, especially thinking about my children and all the love I feel for them and the special times that we have shared. Yes, there is always more joy to look forward to when we have children. I am looking forward to having grandchildren, too, but it still makes me sad when I think about my babies growing up. I mean, I don't really want them to stay little forever. I want them to grow and become whoever they want to be and experience life to its fullest. Still, there is a tiny part of me that would like to keep them little and not let them grow up, but that is just the part of me that is selfish and wants to keep them all to myself and protect them and keep them safe. I think that it is natural for a parent to feel like that at least a tiny bit ... but then again maybe it isn't and I am just weird.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
Sounds like something that would be on the "Scott Pilgrim" Soundtrack, and it sounds like it would be a pretty cool song, but from what I am reading that is not the case. Oh, and I have never heard of the Zac Brown Band.
• United States
11 Aug 10
Well, this is the song that my little one was talking about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RJrNnRpVHg which is really called "Whatever It Is". However, after doing this discussion, I also learned that there really is a song called "The Idiot Song", and it is from one of the Monty Python movies. I have not heard of "Scott Pilgrim", either.
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• United States
11 Aug 10
I am not big into new country music, so I haven't heard of that song until I saw it on You Tube right now.
• United States
12 Aug 10
I guess you didn't like then song then? I like country music, but I like other kinds of music as well. Lately, though, it is getting more difficult to listen to the radio on anything other than a country station, because the lyrics of songs are way too explicit and inappropriate for my little one to hear. I mean, I know that she is only three and doesn't understand a lot of what is being said, but she repeats a lot of what she hears, and those are not the kind of things that I want her to be learning. It is bad enough that there are a couple of country songs that use swear words, but most of the lyrics are not bad, so we try to stick with those stations.
• United States
10 Aug 10
Haha oh wow, tht is so darling! little ones are just too precious they see life through their own little eyes and its really something to appreciate.
• United States
11 Aug 10
Yes, I love to watch children, especially when they are playing or trying to figure something out and so engrossed in what they are doing that they do not even notice me watching them. Sometimes, you can almost see their brains going a mile a minute trying to find the answer they are looking for. It is adorable. I also love how they can somehow seem to make things that we adults think are complicated seem so simple and straight-forward and easy.
@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
10 Aug 10
I would love to meet that little one of yours, sweetie. She seem to have a way with words and now you could not even remember the idiot song. And no, it did not happen to me, yet. I will let you know if and when i feel like an idiot. This is so funny. TATA.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
She is adorable and definitely a handful! I love how smart she is and the things that she comes up with. It is difficult sometimes, though, because she is so stinking smart, but her pronunciation is not as advanced as her vocabulary, which makes it very hard to understand her at times. Then she gets frustrated, because what she is saying makes perfect sense to her, and she just can't understand why everybody else has such a hard time understanding. Once we finally understand (if we ever do), she then praises us and tells us what a "good job" we have done!
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@saphrina (31740)
• South Africa
10 Aug 10
Give her ten more years sweetie. Then she will tell all of you how hard it was to make you understand her. Enjoy every second. That makes it so special. And, uumm, please try to remember that song, okay. She will get you with another one, though.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
Yes, I am definitely trying to enjoy every second, because they grow up WAY too fast! I am sure that it won't even take her another ten years for her to be telling us how difficult we have made her life, because we just could not understand her. She is now even miming and acting things out to help us understand. I think that she thinks that we are a little slow at times. I will try my very best to remember "The Idiot Song", but I fear that you are right ... it won't be long before she is requesting another song that I don't think that I know only to have her insist that I do!
@Memnon (2173)
11 Aug 10
No I haven't. Despite my best efforts there is always someone trying to make me look like an idiot. It takes some witty one liners to pt them straight!
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• United States
11 Aug 10
No you haven't heard "The Idiot Song" also known as "Whatever It Is" by the Zac Brown Band or you haven't felt like an idiot recently or both? How many one-liners does it take to put them straight, and just how crooked are they in the first place?
@Memnon (2173)
11 Aug 10
No I have not heard the idiot song, but then I don't hear a lot of music. They are pretty crooked, but usually one good one liner is all that is needed for each individual.
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• United States
12 Aug 10
Here is the link for the video on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RJrNnRpVHg if you would like to check out the song. So, since I am a flower and have many petals, does that mean that several one-liners would be necessary to straighten me out ... or am I just beyond straightening?
@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Aug 10
No I don't and yes I have. Hey, I only have 800 myLot e-mails to go through. Is that a record?
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• United States
10 Aug 10
I am not sure whether or not it is a record, but I know that is an awful lot of e-mails! I do not think that I will be offering to switch places with you any time soon, that is for sure ...
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@sagar21 (1583)
• India
11 Aug 10
with 786 friends..its not a miracle... but its a wonder for me..... I hardly get 30-40 emails..only few friends... I hardly get time even to respond for those...
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
11 Aug 10
Because I was on vacation for over a week. many of those 786 friends are not active anyway...
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
11 Aug 10
My little sister has trouble pronouncing words right since she had both her eardrums rupture and has trouble hearing right. I always have to make her slow down and tell me several time which makes her mad and when I realize what she is saying I try to help her pronounce it out right a few times. It helps her. But when she request songs I would be like what? Huh? Please repeat...lol..
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• United States
11 Aug 10
I am so sorry to hear that your little sister's eardrums ruptured. That is awful. How old is she? Yeah, I understand what you mean about her getting mad about having to repeat herself. My little one thinks that she is saying it right, too, so that makes it even more difficult when we do not understand her or when we try to make her repeat things to try to help her say them right. When we try to get her to enunciate properly, she will look at us like we are idiots and say "that what I said".
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
12 Aug 10
She was 7 when it happened. She is 9 now..Yeah that is what my little sister says..lol
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• United States
14 Aug 10
That is a rough age ... not that it would be easy at any age, but she was old enough to notice the difference and yet still young enough to be learning and growing. That must make it even more difficult in some respects for her, because she could hear properly before, although I would imagine that she still thinks that she is hearing and saying things correctly, even though they do not sound the same to everyone else. It is not really funny, but sometimes it is, because I swear my little one thinks that the rest of us are idiots for not understanding her, when she is saying it perfectly clear in her mind.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
What made her say it's an idiot song? I may have heard it before but why? She's surely lovely to go with words? I love kids like that, those that talk a lot and would say the oddest words suddenly in the conversation, lol
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• United States
11 Aug 10
She wasn't saying it was an idiot song, but that is what it sounded like she was saying. She was actually trying to say "The It Is Song", but she has problems with pronunciation and she speaks fast, so it sounded like she was saying "idiot" rather than "it is". That is probably why she was laughing at me when I asked her if she was saying "The Idiot Song", because she thought that I was just being silly, since to her it was perfectly clear that she was saying "it is".
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
11 Aug 10
Oh, so now I get it. sorry my brain got slow at the moment I was reading the topic.. ergh, That reminds me of my neighbor's kid, she doesn't speak clear words yet, only dady and mama and by-by and then comes her arabic or chibese or korean words, lol. Sometimes she will suddenly, literally point fingers at you and start uttering odd words as if she's possessed. lol. She's cute and funny when that happens,
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• United States
11 Aug 10
Yes, they are adorable when they are babbling like that, especially when they are very animated and you just know that if you could only understand all that babble they would be telling you a very interesting story. Then again, there are other times when they are angry and babbling a mile a minute at you, when it is probably best that you do not understand what they are saying!
• Singapore
10 Aug 10
Kids are such fun to be around with, especially when they are at a younger age. As they grow up, many get shy or serious and that is no fun anymore Is her unclear pronunciation due to some teeth problem? Well, I don't know the Idiot Song but I do feel like an idiot often, I'm just not the clever type, more like the blur type actually. So when someone enlightened me on something, I would be like an idiot.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
My little one is shy around strangers, especially when there is a bunch of people around. She is very expressive and outgoing at home or when she is around people that she knows, though. She is so much fun to be around, and she loves to laugh and have fun. She is such a big helper, and we do chores together and find ways to make them fun ... like by singing songs together, which is how this came about. We are not entirely sure what is causing her speech problem. It is not her teeth, though. The doctor says that she is actually speaking right on track for her age, but her vocabulary is so far advanced for her age that she is running into problems. If she were just saying words that normal three year olds say, then the doctor does not think that she would be having an issue. We are still looking into the matter, though, just to be sure there isn't any other problems, such as her hearing. LOL @ "more like the blur type" I can relate to feeling like that!
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
11 Aug 10
that's great smart kid.....may be you should teach her other languages too...
• United States
11 Aug 10
She is a really smart little one, and we plan on working on teaching her other languages. Right now, we are working on Spanish as well as English with her, and when she gets a little bit older I am sure that her big sister will also start teaching her French.
• United States
10 Aug 10
Your discussion made me smile this morning. Little kids can be so funny, can't they? They're even funnier when they make you feel stupid. I've felt like an idiot amongst little kids before because sometimes, I don't understand what they're talking about, especially certain new popular games they're playing or toys or shows.
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• United States
10 Aug 10
I am glad that it made you smile, because that is what I was trying to do here. I can usually understand little kids, because I have been around them all my life. However, there are definitely times when I have a problem understanding, as you can see. It is even worse when there are a bunch of little kids, and they all understand each other but us adults can't understand what they are saying. Then, they act like translators, and you get a bunch of unintelligible "translations" that make everything just as muddled and confusing as before, and you feel even dumber than before, because you are obviously the only one that does not understand what is being said. The game thing is even worse, because if you do not know the game, then it is almost impossible to play it. They might be able to play the game if you can help them with the rules, but when they don't know the rules and try to explain ... oh boy can it get interesting!
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
11 Aug 10
take it... now you're what you were...
• United States
11 Aug 10
Thanks for loaning me the cap, Sagar, but are you sure that you won't be needing it back right away?
• China
11 Aug 10
several days ago,when i was at school,i went out of my classroom for teacher's help.on my way back to my classroom,i was thinking about the exercise problem.i went into the classroom and sitted down not realising many student staring at me surprisely.i rised my head up finding in a wrong classroom then i ran out with laughters like an idiot.
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• United States
11 Aug 10
Oh no! That would definitely be embarrassing! When I was in school, I went to the wrong classroom on the first day of classes. I was not really paying attention until the teacher began talking about the class and what we were supposed to be covering that year, and it did not sound at all like the class that I was supposed to be in. When I checked my schedule and the classroom door, I realized that I had accidentally transposed the numbers and went to the wrong class. I was not sure whether I should stay for the rest of the class or just get up and leave. I decided to get up and leave, but the teacher didn't want to let me. Then, I had to explain in front of the entire class what had happened, and of course most of them laughed at me, too.
@SomeCowgirl (32271)
• United States
11 Aug 10
Oh yeah I know that song, for the longest time on part of it I thought they were saying something like "you got one of them idiots" instead of "you've got whatever it is" lol. Oh and nope I've not felt like an idiot recently.
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• United States
11 Aug 10
LOL! Yes, even in the song there are a couple of parts where it does sound like "idiot" rather than "it is", so I am glad that I am not the only one that has misheard that. Of course, my little one was saying the right words and "silly Mommy" just was not understanding her ... the things that she has to put up with, because she has such a silly Mommy!
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
11 Aug 10
Hey PA! Yup! "Out of the mouths of babes..." How absolutely adorable! Isn't it funny how kids interpret things when they're litte and get so frustrated when you don't "get it"? I think that was really cute. I'll bet you have alot of those "Mommy and Me" moments. You are very lucky and I hope you will treasure them always!
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• United States
11 Aug 10
Oh yes, my little one gets frustrated with me all the time as did her big sister. You would think that we would be smarter by the time the second one comes along, but alas, we are just as dumb as we were with the first one! I do get a lot of the "Mommy and me" moments, and I do cherish them. In fact, when my little one sees a large and small one of anything ... it could be two boxes or two animals or two people or two of anything really as long as one is bigger than the other ... she always says that it is a Mommy and a baby "same as you, same as me, Mommy". That always makes my heart feel "super happy" as my little one puts it!
@vandana7 (63583)
• India
10 Aug 10
Wow, that is great kid you've got there! You must be enjoying the experience. :) Well, we cant really disagree with that wise little lady, can we? I feel like an idiot many times. :) Oftentimes I argue thinking I am right, and I end up being wrong. That is when I feel like a perfect idiot. But I am mature enough not to have my ego in the picture anymore. :)
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• United States
10 Aug 10
I have to agree that my little one is a pretty special child - so is her big sister, but ... shhhhh ... let's not tell her that! Of course, I might be a wee bit prejudice about my children, but we will just pretend that I am not. Oh yes, I have argued before thinking that I was right only to find out that I wasn't. It was not a pleasant experience, even though I honestly thought that I was right, because the other person rubbed it in my face that I was wrong after I apologized several times. Now, I will not argue unless I am pretty sure (almost certain) that I am correct. If there is much doubt, then I will say "I am pretty sure" and leave it at that. Still, if I find out that I was not correct, I have no problem apologizing.
@minx267 (13630)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Aug 10
LOL. I am still not familiar with the song or the artist.. but that story is absolutely hilarious!
• United States
10 Aug 10
I thought it was pretty funny, too, after my little one got done scolding me for not understanding her, this is! She is quite a character, and she comes up with a lot of hilarious things that you would not expect a three year old to even know about let alone think up on their own. Her older sister is the same way, though, so maybe it just runs in the family.
@minx267 (13630)
• Hartford, Connecticut
10 Aug 10
I looked up the song on you tube and I guess I can kinda hear the part where she might hear idiot.. in it.. It is very cute...
• United States
10 Aug 10
She actually is trying to say "The It Is Song", but the way that she pronounces words and speaks quickly the words run together and it sounds like "idiot". She is saying it right in her mind, and to her it sounds right, which is one of the reasons that she gets so frustrated when we do not understand what she is saying. When I was saying "The Idiot Song", she was laughing at me, because she thought I was the idiot for misunderstanding what she was saying, which is why she was calling me "silly Mommy"!
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
8 Nov 10
i kind of rare to listen music these days. but there is so many 'silly song' around me. i called it silly because the lyrics is pretty idiot. and it is all talk about love. and melancholic rhythm...
• United States
13 Nov 10
I don't necessarily think that all songs that are about love are silly, but I do think that sometimes they overdo it a bit. Do you not like any songs about love or do you just think that there are too many about these days? I like the Zac Brown Band, and I actually think that this song has a pretty good beat, but I can understand what you are saying about the melancholic rhythm, especially when the songs are about love.
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
10 Dec 10
i don't know the song from zac brown.sorry i just don't want to hear all those romantic words. it feels like lie for me. but even those are lie, many people like it