The Big Purple Dinosaur

August 23rd, 2010

It’s always funny to hear Miss Mouse sing. They do a lot of music listening and singing and dancing at school and she comes home with lots of songs in her head. She does great with “Wheels on the Bus” and “She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain” and a number of other classic tunes.

Then there was this afternoon, when she started warbling in the backseat of the car. I listened hard for a minute before I suddenly realized why the song was familiar…

…”I love you. You love me. We’re a happy family…”

Yes, Miss Mouse was singing the theme song from Barney. I repressed a shudder, reminded myself that she’s never ever seen the big purple beast on TV, and that if you separate the song from its horrible show, the lyrics are quite sweet.

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