Monday, November 1, 2010

"Marley and the Glockenspiel," or "We've Got Problems"


What is glockenspiel? Glad you asked! A glockenspiel is a percussion instrument, composed of a set of tuned keys (see above!) It's very similar to a xylophone, but a xylophone's bars are made of wood, while the bars on a glockenspiel are made of metal plates. (Just a little bit of trivia for you.)
I'm proud to say I scored a glockenspiel for Marley just last week, at my home-away-from-home, TJ Max.

(I love saying it--Glockenspiel. It sounds like you are saying something really funny or dirty, but you aren't!)
Anyway, Marley loves her new glockenspiel and plays it all the time. Last night before bedtime, she asked me to play a few tunes on the glockenspiel for her. (I was pretty excited because it's not everyday that Marley asks me to play the glockenspiel.)
"What would you like Mommy to play?" I asked her. "How about, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?"
Apparently that was not her cup of tea.
"NO MOMMA!," yells Marley. "NO TWINKLE TWINKLE!"
"Okay, how about the Itsy Bitsy Spider?" I asked.

Sheez! Now I was vexed. What else could I play?
"Uh....Mary had a little lamb?" I suggested timidly.
Okay. Now I was running out of options. "What do you want Mommy to play?" I asked.
"Drop it Like It's Hot!" belts out Marley triumphantly, with a huge smile on her face.
"You want Mommy to play Drop it Like it's Hot by Snoop Dogg on your glockenspiel?" I asked incrediously.
"Drop it like it's hot. Snoop Dog. Mommy play please!"
Now I don't know if you've ever tried to sing and play "Drop it Like It's Hot" on a glockenspiel, but it's not pretty. Clearly, we need to stop listening to so much hip hop in the car.


  1. OMG, I love her.... however, I'm not surprised considering she WON the dance contest at Baby Loves Disco and look at her momma. ps. I never knew the difference between a G and a Xylophone and now I know and you and I both know that knowing is half the battle.

  2. ha ha...true dat Grace! I hope all is going well with the move. We look forward to visiting you and eating cheesesteak!