The kids came home from camp singing this catchy and completely annoying song, "Pop See Ko." Of course I needed to educate myself about the song, so looked it up on YouTube, began to watch, and went down the rabbit hole. Linked to that video of two very strange-looking men dancing very badly to a nonsense song were more videos of the two very strange-looking men dancing very badly to other nonsense songs. These include "Milkshake," "Rollercoaster," and most importantly for us, "Cat Party."
First, let me say that I am a HUGE fan of bad dancing. Nothing makes me happier than bad dancing. I LOVE to dance badly, even to nonsense songs.
Second, we LOVE cats. Charlotte and I have a whole routine where we pretend to be cats. We own two live cats. And Charlotte collects stuffed animal cats, including her best friends White Kitty and Black-and-White Kitty.
Last night, right before bedtime, we watched "Cat Party." The two strange men talk to pictures of cat heads (the cats are wearing party hats) with made up funny names (Esmerelda, Boris) and ask them about a cat party. Then the chorus goes, "We are going to have a cat party. We're gonna have a cat paaaarty. We are gonna have a cat party, so bring your cat and something to share!" I'm not joking, that is it.
About an hour and a half after bedtime last night, Asher woke up crying and said, "I wanna have a cat party! A cat party!" I assured him we would talk about it in the morning, and put him back in bed. Two minutes later he was up again, crying that he "didn't like the cat game!" Again, I put him back in bed and said we would talk in the morning.
This morning at breakfast, Asher had no recollection of what had happened, but we all shared a good laugh, and then began to discuss our Cat Party. First, the guest list:
Trouble, Peanut (our cats)
Max, Ian (my parents' cats)
Minky (my sister's cat)
Thor (the neighbor's cat)
The two kittens my sister picked up by the side of the road in West Virginia and who are now living somewhere nearby
NOT Muffin (my aunt and uncle's cat)
NOT Mean Kitty (aka Sophie, Eric's parents' cat)
Throughout the day, the conversation continued. The kids decided that the cats at the party should definitely also wear hats like the cats in the video.
Next, the menu:
Cat food from a can
Chicken liver ice cream
What the kids don't know is that Eric and I offered to foster two kittens, starting tomorrow. So there might really be a Cat Party at our house. I will keep you posted.