Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pizza In A Can?!

I really hate to brag, but.....I think my kid might be a creative genius.


Girlfriend's got a knack for songwriting!  I once overheard her singing the following while taking a bath:

Pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza.
Pizza can.  Pizza can.
Pizza la, pizza loo, pizza la dee da dee doo.
Pizza in a can.  It's a treat.  Pizza can, a treat to eat.
Pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza.
Pa-pa pizza.  Pa-pa pizza.
Pizza can.  Pizza can.
Hail to the pizza.  Hail to the pizza.
Pizza, pizza, pizza, pizza.

PIZZAAA IN AAAA CAAAAN!

See?  Creative.  Genius.  Not only did she make up a catchy jingle about pizza when she was three-years-old, she INVENTED a whole new pizza product.  (At least, I think it's new...)  Pizza in a can.  Brilliant, right?  (Or...gross?)  For days I considered calling "the people" at Pizza Hut.  And by "people," I mean our usual delivery guy, Danny.  James thought this was a wacky idea: 

"What could Danny do?"

"I'm sure he knows people, James."

"He's SIXTEEN!  He works part time!  Aleisha, he's still in HIGH SCHOOL!"

McHubby is a hater.

I considered emailing "the people" at Pizza Hut.  And by "people," I mean whoever the heck answers the emails sent from the "Contact Us" button on pizzahut.com.  I drafted my message in my head while I did the dishes.  I thought about all the eye-catching things I could write in my message while I folded the laundry.  I went as far as thinking I could attach a video to my email--a nifty little clip of Ms. Lilly singing her pizza jingle while promoting her pizza invention.  Alas, after several weeks of serious contemplation and scheming, I let my dreams of wealth and notoriety go.  Instead of using my daughter to climb the "ladder of success," I did the honorable thing...  I ordered a pizza.  Supreme.  Extra peppers.  A side of cheese sticks.

Since the "Pizza Can Jingle" days, Lilly has made up a number of quirky songs.  Combine her hilarity with her brilliance and the outcome is pretty zippy.  You get songs about magical cows and ice-cream; songs about zombies and getting married.  She sings a little ditty about being a maid; she once sung about having a witch for a mother.  (Too much Cinderella?)  She once rapped (yes, you read that right) for twenty minutes about the craziest stuff:  hair, dolphins, diarrhea.  Hands down, the BEST lines in her rap were, "I like to wiggle, and I like to jiggle."

Recently (and randomly), Lilly was singing a song she had made up about robots.  I jumped at the chance to film her.  She is hilarious!  As her doting mother, I celebrate her imagination.  I love how her kid brain works.  I adore her creativity.  I hope you do too:


And one day, when you're enjoying pizza in a can, I hope you'll think of me and my brown-eyed girl.

We'll be on our yacht.

11 comments:

  1. This is really cute and your daughter is very creative. It is really nice when they put their own spin to a song and add words to a tune they are familiar with.
    Mine boy does this on occasion and my little girl sings songs constantly.
    Looking forward to your next post.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/

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  2. Shayne and I just watched this and she said, "she's beautiful." She is beautiful.

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  3. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! What a way to end my day! :) Omygosh, I was telling Jessica about the robot song. Muffin's ears went back so far whenever Lilly sang "towwwwnnnnnnn!" LOL
    "I like to wiggle and I like to jiggle!" Best. Line. Ever. You are right!
    I admit, I kinda liked her rap about diarrhea! I want to hear the "Pizza in a can"song. :)
    P.S. - check out the photo that comes up when the video is done playing! Hahahahahaha! I was dying laughing!!
    I LOVE YOU!
    Xoxox
    Maria

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  4. My daughter used to put her hands together in prayer and moo - - that was her way of saying 'Holy cow!' The things these kids come up with!

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  5. Ahhh, nevermind...the photo changes at the end of each view. After my first view, it was a photo of a very angry man who resembled Saddam Hussein! LOL!

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  6. So I just sat down with my 3 year old daughter to catch up on blogs, and she watched that video with me... she was SNORTING laughing!! We watched it at least 5x. SOOO thanks for a laugh from your cutie :)

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  7. AhhhhhDorable! And the pizza in a can is an interesting concept. And something I wouldn't be surprised to see on grocery store shelves. We see about everything else, why not canned pizza??
    I LOVED the conversation about the pizza deliver man(or boy) haha.

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  8. Pretty sure I am envisioning Pizza in a Can to look like those cinnamon rolls in a can... get on that! Great plan.

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  9. What exactly is pizza in a can? Maybe I don't want to know lol
    She is just like you Aleisha, she has a great creative role model!!

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