Oct 24, 2012
My Dad always loves to buy presents for the kids when they come to town. We all go to Target, and he makes sure everyone has something that they really want. It’s ridiculous and sweet and awesome.
When he was in town last spring, Orison must have been asking him to buy a movie. I have no idea how they arrived at this decision, but somehow it was decided that Papa was going to buy Shrek for the kids. Fine, whatever.
So we go to Target, we’re in the movies, and Dad pulls out this boxed set. I’d seen the original Shrek when it first came out, but somehow missed that there were…wait, what?…three others??? My kids didn’t even know there were four Shrek movies. But now they were the proud owners of all four Shrek movies.
“Well, now they can have all of them…” my overindulgent father happily explained.
Turns out, of all the children, Whit (one of our 2-year-olds) is most enamored with Shrek. He’s been known to approach random trees and holler into them for Fiona (which is from a scene in Shrek 4…AAHHH! How do I know this???). But it’s actually really hilarious when Whit does it.
They’re even getting some music education out of the experience! Now my twins know the song “Funkytown,” (which Whit excitedly calls “Talk About It”) from just the first few bars. And of course you can’t forget the timeless music of… The Baha Men.
So Dad, this is for you. They love this song by the Baha Men. It’s because of Shrek and you.
And at the end of the video you can hear how Cadence says “peanuts” (just wait for it).