Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Hamster Holidays

I've got a serious case of the holiday holy cow it's going to be here in twelve days!

Thanks are owed to the advent calendar for reminding me this morning we are day 12!!! Thanks are also due to Child #1 who did the math and said "Halfway there!!!"

There's glee in her exclamation points. Mine contain something else. I won't go into details, but I can assure you it's not glee.

Still, since we're halfway there and all, I thought you might like a little taste of what Child #1 and #2 have been singing as they deck the halls and do their whirling dervish dance through the Chrismakkah month.

It's an ode to our hamster, Ninjy, set to the tune of the timeless holiday classic, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch". And although it's silly, I admit this song just might be my favorite thing about Chrismakkah 2012. Enjoy!

You're a Hamster, Ninjy-boo.
You squeal like a rat.
You have pee-pee in your shavings
You dig them up all day.
And you're terrified of the cat.

You're a Fat One, Ninjy-boo.
You have grippy-grippy hands.
You climb up and down your cage
You run on your wheel all night
And make Fiesta Max demands.
(Given a choice between the two, I pick climbing on your cage).

You're a Brown One, Ninjy-boo.
You camouflage nicely with the mud.
We keep you in the cage.
But we like to take you out.
You're our favorite hamster spud.

You're a Craver, Hamster-boy.
Of yummy Fiesta Max
We tried to feed you Rodent Block.
You hid it in your shavings.
We learned that carrots stop you in your tracks.

10 comments:

Beylit said...

I have to admit, that is pretty clever.

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha that's adorable. :-D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I will never hear that song the same way again...

Carol Kilgore said...

I heard the Mr. Grinch song just this morning. Now I can't wait to hear it again!

KatieO said...

Very cute ;-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm not a fan of Guinea pigs, but that one in the Santa hat is adorable.

My kids loudly announce each morning how many days we have left to Christmas, too. :D

Chuck said...

I actually laughed out loud as I was singing that...how weird am I!!! Your kiddos are pretty clever. I about lost it at hamster spud.

jaybird said...

Best song ever! I feel the love of fat Ningy.

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Talli Roland said...

Haha! Love it!