Friday, June 27, 2008

Irony

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.

10 comments:

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...

Conley:
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...

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

Suzanne:
LOL! Yes, much more fun.

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Robin said...

I love his eclectic sensibility! Demon Baby rules!

Erica Orloff said...

Robin:
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.
E

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...

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

:-)
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