So then…Chloe, age 3, and Tucker, age 6, are dancing around the living room, singing at the top of their lungs:
“I LOVE ROCK N ROLL! Put another dime in the juice box, baby!”
And it makes complete sense.
Because they drink from juice boxes all the time. But they’ve never even seen a juke box.
(Of course, one might wonder why they would need to put a dime in a juice box, because, after all, I don’t charge the kids for their drinks.)
(Although — note to self: consider charging kids for their drinks. And their food. Medicine and baths are free. Charge double for desserts.)
When I share my observation about the mistaken lyrics with my friend, she tells me that her kids keep using the expression “it’s like a bowl in a china shop” when it’s supposed to be “it’s like a bull in a china shop.”
And that makes sense too. Isn’t it more likely that there would be a bowl in a china shop than a bull? Although, I suppose that’s the whole point of the expression!
(Surely you can share a story about mistaken lyrics or expressions by you or your kids? Come on, people, I know you got ‘em – so ‘fess up in the Comment section!)
— Darcy Perdu