November 07, 2006

Lisa: my crybaby you'll be

I told Sarah about the Children's Book Club blog that I'm a part of, and asked her if she had any book suggestions.

Sarah: You should write about that "my baby you'll be" book, because it is GUARANTEED to make you cry every time you read it.
Lisa: I know. It's like the Butterfly Kisses of books.

Speaking of ridiculous songs that make you cry, 'tis the season again for the "when Mommy meets Jesus" song, so prepare yourself. I find keeping a few fast-food napkins in the glove box of the car is adequate. On the other hand, if you like being manipulated into tears, maybe you should read this book series BASED ON THE SONG.

Sorry, I just had a rage blackout.

In other timely topics, don't forget to vote today! If you live in Utah and want to check your polling location, try this handy site.

Edited to add: read the recap of the Jesus Shoes MOVIE here.

Posted by lisa at November 07, 2006 08:25 AM

The first time I heard that "Christmas Shoes" song was in my car. I rolled my eyes at the saccharine lyrics. And then I started crying against my will.

Manipulative producers...

Posted by: sarah on November 6, 2006 04:58 PM

I think the words mommy (in the case of Christmas Shoes) and daddy (Butterfly Kisses) are triggers somehow. I am fine until they bust out mommy and daddy.

But then how do you explain The Notebook?

Posted by: lisa on November 6, 2006 05:03 PM

There is no explanation, except for subliminal triggers. It's like the cinematic, crying version of the brown note (explained here: THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO AVOID IT.

Posted by: sarah on November 6, 2006 05:25 PM

Favorite children's books (besides the obvious Dr. Seuss): The Wolf Who Cried Boy (SO funny!), Suppertime, and Round Trip. Check 'em out. I discovered two of them while teaching preschool in the past year.

Posted by: Emily on November 6, 2006 06:34 PM

Lisa has posted... from the future! Are you guys talking about that song "I'll Build You a Rainbow"? Because I find it strange and disturbing...

Posted by: Dave on November 6, 2006 06:45 PM

Dave, I was totally thinking the same thing. Since the girls have decided to "post" every day this month, we might as well plan on seeing a "Happy Thanksgiving" post sometime this week.
In case I am behind by the time this comment is posted, Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Posted by: Neighbor Ryan on November 6, 2006 07:14 PM

Hey, cut us some slack! We won't get more than a day ahead, and that is merely to cover our butts in case of emergency. Sheesh. HI RYAN!! I didn't know you were even still reading. Good to see you, even if you emerged from seclusion only to mock our posting habits...

Posted by: sarah on November 6, 2006 07:53 PM

oddly enough, i found this book in seattle last weekend and couldn't pass it up because it's just so funny. definitely a new favorite for me.

Posted by: nicole on November 7, 2006 02:00 PM

wait! no html coding in the comment section? sigh... here's the link to the book:

Posted by: nicole on November 7, 2006 02:06 PM

you made me cry :'(
but in a good way.

Posted by: Young Jeffrey on November 7, 2006 05:43 PM
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