Saturday, January 16, 2010

All the Single Ladies…

Non-Christmas related post here…

The Chipmunks

Yesterday, when I went to pick up Mary from preschool, her PreK teachers had to share with me the funny thing she did on Wednesday afternoon.

Apparently, the class was doing a review of numbers, 1-30.  Each child picked two number flash cards.  The object of the lesson was 1:1 correspondence and so each child was give a few minutes to come up with a hand or body action that represented their chosen number.

Well, having number 1, Mary had to go first with no prior examples to work from.  Never fear, theatrical queen is here!

Without skipping a beat, Mary Catherine stood up and said, “I’d like to sing one (1) song for you.”  The next thing the teachers know, Mary is breaking out into song with “All the Single Ladies” in her best Chipmunk voice!  At times she would mumble through words, but then when she got to the refrain, she would belt it out including those “uh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh…”  Apparently, the hand motion (showing the missing ring) was included!

Now before you scream “bad parent”, Mary has never seen VH1 or MTV and has no idea who Beyonce is.   This was purely from the Chipmunk Movie, The Squeakuel!  AND, the entire PreK class joined her in song…I guess that was a popular movie over Christmas break!  Okay, and MAYBE, I’ve been known to belt out a few Top 40 hits a time or two with my little ones in the car!!!


  1. Girl you know i love it!! And you arne't a bad parent at all! Actually one of the best I know of! I wish they could have flimed her for us to see too!!! How darling!!!!!!
    Hope yall have a great weeekend!!!

  2. Wonderful! :-) :-) I too wish it could have been taped so we could see it here :-)
    Have a great day now!

  3. That is just too funny. Too bad there isn't any video. That's the kind of thing to share one day at her wedding LOL

  4. I LOVE IT!!!!
    Mary is a hoot. :)


  5. Too funny! That had to be the cutest should get a reenactment of that on video!

  6. I love it! Where do they learn this stuff? But isn't it adorable? Thanks for sharing this smile.

  7. Oh wow! What a cute cute cute story! You will be so glad that you posted this so that you remember it well and she can read it when she gets older. She must be quite the leader!

  8. That is so so very funny!

    My little chipmunk has been singing that over and over too :)

  9. This has me in giggles! I haven't seen the movie, but I know the Beyonce version and it is hilarious to imagine a whole class of pre- schoolers singing this song! Thanks for the giggle!

  10. Ok - that is just too cute! LOL!

  11. I too wish it could have been taped so we could see it here :-)

    Work from home India


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