Monday, December 23, 2013

Captain Fun Trap

Did your family watch the live television version of Sound of Music a few weeks ago, with Carrie Underwood? We let the girls stay up late to watch, and though Carrie's acting might have left something to be desired, we enjoyed it and I've especially loved how it introduced my kids to another great musical. (Kate is already a huge Phantom of the Opera fan.)

Since the airing of that live TV special, we've watched it OnDemand a few times (for free), paid to watch the Julie Andrews version OnDemand (only to find that it expired after 24 hours, so we only got through part of it in that time), and watched part of the Julie Andrews version when it aired on ABC last night (only to have our cable go out just before the party scene).

Adieu, adieu, to you and you and you
Kate and Claire now love to sing and act out the songs from Sound of Music, especially "My Favorite Things," and "The Lonely Goatherd" (my favorite). They like the children's line-up too. Kate will hold her hands behind her back, step forward and say "Liesl!" and Claire will do the same thing, saying "He-drick!" (Friedrich). They do this over and over.

Kate has also been saying we need to have seven kids—no, wait, seven more kids—so that we can name them Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Kurt, Brigitta, Marta, and Gretl. She says she wants to play Gretl on stage, since Gretl is five and she is almost five. 

Some of the lyrics are "beyond her ken," so to speak, so we've heard some funny twists on the original wording. For example. . .

Captain Fun Trap

Tea, a drink with John and Brett

and my personal favorite,
Meat, a name I call myself.

1 comment:

EMU said...

Aww, love it! I remember wanting to be every part in a play or musical I saw played by a kid my age when I was little, too. Oh, the dreams of youth! :)

Oh, and good luck with those 7 more kids. Might want to hope for some sets of multiples.


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