Friday, June 27, 2008


Demon Baby, whose favorite song in the whole wide world is Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine . . . comes in to me yesterday and says "Let's sing songs."

"Okay. What do you want to sing" said I, expecting I'd have to bust out the lyrics to "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" or . . . "Train in Vain" by the Clash. I have them downloaded for our USUAL sing-alongs.

But his new favorite sing-along song?

The Christian "This little light of mine . . . ." You know how it goes. "I'm gonna let it shine . . . let it shine . . . let it shine . . . let it shine."

As he sang it yesterday at the TOP of HIS LUNGS. And I mean TOP. I mean I am sure the neighbors' windows were rattling. I started laughing. It went from just a little smile to a chuckle, to a laughing, tears streaming down my face howl. We sang it TEN times.

Don't get me wrong. There's NO, and I mean NO halo over his head.

And yet . . . his light really DOES shine. If ever there was a picture of exuberance. Energy. Living life at top-speed 24/7, it's the Demon Baby.

So maybe there's a little angel in there somewhere.


conley730 said...

About the only time mine are angelic is when they're asleep! Sometimes one of my kids will ask me to sing a song I've never heard of. I guess it's one they're learning in their music class so they expect me to know it. So far, no Rage Against the Machine though LOL!

Erica Orloff said...

Ahh, sleep. Yes, they look so peaceful then.

Melanie Avila said...

It sounds like he's found the perfect balance of demonic and angelic. :)

Erica Orloff said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO, do not be fooled. My dark circles and gray hair attest that it's not the perfect balance yet.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Hold on to that thought, Erica. The angel is definitely in there somewhere. We are all devil and angel - it's all about who we allow to rule. He's just having more fun with the devil side of himself right now.

Erica Orloff said...

LOL! Yes, much more fun.


Robin said...

I love his eclectic sensibility! Demon Baby rules!

Erica Orloff said...

Yes, getting a Jesus song in there with Rage Against the Machine. He'd be kicked off any major radio station, but perhaps there is a home for him on indie radio as a DJ one day.

Aimless Writer said...

Oh how sweet that is. Just when you expect the demon he shows you an angel.
Blasted at the top of his lungs? lol

I think this is just to keep you off balance.

Erica Orloff said...

We're in a phase right now. NOTHING is spoken in a normal speaking voice. It's ALL LOUD ALL THE TIME!