Hello, my name is William and I have a problem. For the past month I have been unable to get the Countdown Kids songs out of my head. Yes, it's true. As R and I move from task to task throughout the day I sing Countdown Kids songs constantly. For those of you that aren't familiar with the Countdown Kids they are four "kids" who have put basically every nursery rhyme to music. I put "kids" in quotations because I'm not 100% confident that they are kids. Their website shows them in cartoon form, and shows the month and day of their birthday, but no year. The cynic in me thinks it's entirely possible that they are at the very least older "kids' if not full on adults, but I digress. R really enjoys them, I don't hate them, and J thinks they are a little spooky. Regardless of our varying levels appreciation for the countdown kids, I am absolutely unable to get them out of my head. Perhaps it's that the tunes are catchy, or the fact that R and I listen to them for hours a day - but either way they are just stuck in my brain. When their songs aren't actually being played I hear them in my head. Hearing them in my head inevitably means that I'll start singing them, and before you know it R & J are looking at me like I've lost my mind.
It's especially disconcerting when I break out in nursery rhymes at dinner. Here's how one portion of last nights dinner conversation went:
J: "Did you see any more about Tiger Woods?"
W: "No. He's ridiculous.. why would I care about Tiger Woods? He's just another celebrity who failed at being a role model. He's just sad."
J: "True, but he never asked...."
W (singing): "Hot cross buns, hot cross buns. One a penny, two a penny..."
W: "Sorry. But, don't even try and tell me he didn't want to be in the public eye..."
So, you get the point. Throughout the night I'd randomly break out in song. It's bad. I have to get it under control. Beside being horribly rude (depending on the conversation), it's just crazy. Although, I doubt I have much hope. Until we got the Countdown Kids cd, I had essentially the same issue with songs from The Sound of Music (an all time favorite of mine). Oh well.