We gave my son a guitar for Chanukah. No lessons, just a small guitar. He and his sister fool around with it and have a lot of fun. A couple of days ago, they asked me to play a song. I haven't the slightest idea how to play a guitar, so I just started strumming it.
What song do you think popped into my head as I looked at my lovely children, ages four and seven? Yes, you're exactly right – a song from Animal House. (You were expecting, He's Got The Whole World In His Hands?)
I don't know why it just popped into my head – probably the worst song ever. "I gave my love a cherry…" If you're not familiar with the song – click here to watch the scene from the movie. If you're not familiar with the move, I can't help you. But I'll wait while you go rent it and watch it.
Here's the funny part – my kids loved it. They actually started singing it themselves, over and over again as kids do. I finally had to show them the real thing. We surfed it up at youtube (the clip above). Benny loved when he smashed the guitar, but Lea was a little confused. "The girls liked the song," she said. They both wanted to know why the togas. I told them it was a costume party.
So yes, I exposed my kids to a (great) movie they probably shouldn't see for a few more years. At least we didn't surf up the food fight scene.