Monday, December 05, 2005

This the season to feel guilty


The Grandma

Today I spent the day with my grandmother. The hilight being going to a resturant for congee (it's soup made of rice primarily). To keep the cheery christmas spirit up I thought I'd rant to a tune. It might be a little harsh but we're all grown ups here.

In the tradition of MAD magazine christmas tunes sing the following to "Deck the Halls"

Haven't seen the grandma lately
fa la la la la la la la la
In the past her back was achey
fa la la la la la la la la
Now she needs a keyboard cable
fa la la la la la la la la
It's the truth and not a fable.
fa la la la la la la la

Feel the guilt. It's enormous
fa la la la la la la la la
Whole family's affected, she just floors us.
fa la la la la la la la la
She's still family that's why I visit
fa la la la la la la la la
If I didn't I wouldn't miss it.
fa la la la la la la la

3 comments:

robin said...

Heck, that song is hardly harsh at all! You should hear what we say about our grandma! Is this a common thing - the wicked, racisit, ignorant, guilt tripping grandma? Where are the nice cookie baking grandmas?

Nice rhyme schemes.

BagelHot said...

depends on your point of view. I was trying to be nice. As for the cookie baking grandmas... I think that's just a TV illusion. Although my grandmother bakes good bread.

robin said...

In the unlikely event that I ever become a grandma, I'm going to bake cookies, dammit!

Maybe when you visit, you can make bread with her and that'd be a nice thing? You're a good cake baker - maybe you could trade recipes?