I love the song “The Name Game.” I think it’s the really deep poet in me.
Let’s sing a little refresher:
Alex, alex bobo-balex,
Since I have a small goal of my life turning into a musical, I’ve sung “The Name Game” to my kids for years. It’s an easy way to see if groups of people will begin a choreographed dance behind me while my kids and I snap and sashay.
This particular song means a variety of people get made into musical numbers. People like my cats.
Until I realized our newest cats are names Huckle and Nugget. Because those songs go something like this (please sing aloud for the full effect but not with your kids within earshot like I do over and over):
Huckle, Huckle, bobo-buckle, (still good)
Banana-nana fo-fuckle (oops)
Crap. So I quickly moved on to her buddy, Nugget.
Nugget, Nugget bo-bugget,
Banana-nana fo-fugget (it you’re singing you’ll know what I mean)
How my kids knew to name their cats after curse words, I am unsure and mostly impressed. I can only surmise there is a cursing gene since my favorite pastime as a second grader was trying to get my best friend to repeat long strings of swear words.
My cats are a little frustrated though.
(If you can’t see the first made-by-Alex animated gif, click over to my website and scroll down.)