Thursday, June 5, 2014

First Time in Forever- Dog Version

While driving back from the Scorpians soccer game, our family was listening to everyone's new favorite soundtrack... you likely have had on in your house or car in the past 12-24hours if you have young children. Yes, of course, Frozen. During For the First Time in Forever, we decided to be silly and change the words.  It was a really fun activity for our family to do together and it encouraged plenty of thinking and creativity.  

We tried out different themes and then tried to make it fit a soccer game with an offensive player vs a goalie using terms like "window" and "back door."  While I was thinking about it, I thought, "You know, this would really fit our dogs really well! "A window is open so's the back door!"  And voila, ideas for a song about dogs came pouring. There are many words we used that are in the original song.  So here it is...

My Dogs Version of For The First Time in Forever

The window is open, so’s the back door.
Let’s go in and lick the floor
And clean off all those lovely scrap-filled plates.

The couch is at the end of the hall. 
Let’s go lounge and then play ball.
Finally we got past the gates!

With the smells all of our people
And the scents in the trash.
This pillow is so fluffy I could crash.

For the first time in forever
I’ll nap by window light.
For the first time in forever
I’ll run through the house all night.

It’s fun getting muddy or grassy,
But I just love this zone.
For the first time in forever,
I’m running here alone.

Tonight imagine us groomed and all
Fetchingly drooling on my new baseball
Embarking on a sophisticated chase
Suddenly I see it sitting there..
A beautiful hotdog, tall and fare.
I want to stuff it all in my face!
But then I nibbled it all evening.
Which is totally bizarre!
Nothing like the lunch we’ve had so far!

For the first time in forever, I’ve got food in plain sight.
For the first time in forever, I’m taking slow bites.
And I know it’s totally crazy to think we have this chance.
For the first time in forever….we're doing an indoor dance!

(Cat in the backyard)
Don’t let them out
Don’t let them see
Be the sneaky cat you always have to be
Don’t reveal
I have their steaks to go!
Make one wrong move and then the dogs will know.

I’ve got to eat them all today.
(dogs) The house is ours for today!
(cat) Let’s eat before it’s too late.
(dogs) Let’s eat before it’s too late.
(Cat) Tell the kids to close up…the gate!

For the first time in forever….(don't let them in, don't let them see)
we’re getting what we’re dreaming of! (Be the sneaky cat you always have to be)
A chance to leave the outside world. (conceal) A chance to be where we love!
(conceal, don’t reveal, don’t let them know)
And I know it all ends tomorrow, so it has to be today!

For the first time in forever…..nothings in our way!