Do You Wanna Play Some Kickball?

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My boys like Frozen as much as the next girl…er, boy? We all love it. I see Olaf and Sven in our future this Christmas in some form.
Everyone knows the Frozen songs. How could you not? I just heard on the radio today that Idina Menzel is coming in concert in 2015. Frozen on Ice is a big thing. Elsa dolls are everywhere. EVERYONE knows the Frozen songs.
Well, maybe not my 90-year-old grandmother.
“Nana, what magical, dangerous power did Elsa possess?”
*crickets*
I’d totally stump her. 
“My mother’s name was Elsa.”
She’d bring up a tangent like that one, I betcha. Her name was Elsa, but everyone called her Elsie. Poor thing didn’t know back then that Elsie would go on to be the name of a cow and Elsa would be the name of a character in a major Disney hit movie. I almost feel sorry for her in those faded pictures I’ve seen.
Everyone else just about knows all the songs, though. Everyone else has heard Anna sing to Elsa about building that snowman at least a trillion and a half times. It was about halfway to that point for me when I heard different lyrics in my head that apply to my life with my sons, ages 10 and 6. 
 
I had to write them down. That’s why I have this blog, you know. It’s for me to write things down that really make no sense in normal life. How could I let a friend know that I have other lyrics to the Frozen snowman song? Would this be something that I would bring up to them or to my husband or to the lady that helped me at Walgreens today?
 
The blog is supposed to fit all the things that have nowhere else to fit in normal life.
If I were to re-write the Frozen song “Do You Wanna Build A Snowman?” to reflect a typical day in my house here in, ahem, Nettlesdale, it would go something like this…
Do you wanna play some kickball?
Come on let’s go outside and play
Mom said we can’t play inside anymore
We’ve put a hole in the door 
She said we need to take the ball away
So happy we’re brothers & best buddies 
‘Cause when we get caught
We get to take turns looking mom in the eye
Do you wanna play some kickball?
It doesn’t have to be kickball.
 
Mom: Go outside, boys.
 
Boys: Okay, bye.
 
Do you still wanna play kickball?
Or ride our bikes or hit some balls?
It doesn’t matter what we do
Mom just wants us to 
(When can we go back in our home?)
Keep each other from feeling lonely 
And not do things that make her fume.

Now we’re bored. Let’s go hide!
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Mom: “Boys? BOYS???
 
 
 
BOYS?!?!?
 
 
I can FINALLY see you hiding out there!
Been worried sick wondering where you’ve been.
I said ‘Go outside’, not ‘Hide & make me think you’ve been taken’, because I was trying to repair the hole in the door you kicked in
I’m glad you love each other
You’ve no idea how happy that makes me 
But, next time, what are you gonna do??”

Say “Wanna go OUTSIDE and play some kickball?”
(Gooooood boys.)
 
(I might start singing this to them every night.)

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