Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Always Room

So you're all our friends, right?  You love us?  Well, probably not all of you, but hopefully most?  So I can level with you?  Christi and I love kids.  (I know, I know.  Big surprise.)  We really have hearts for adoption.  So this is my big confession…we often look at profiles of wonderful children and letting our hearts goes out to them.  Over the past several years we have probably fallen in love with at least one child a month.  Wishing we could adopt them.  Understanding that we just can't adopt them all, but loving so many of them nonetheless.  In fact, just yesterday we ran into another little guy who just melted us and we were talking about him again this morning.  I share this with you so you can understand the humor in this:

Sophi was singing a Little Mermaid song as Christi and I were feeding Elli.  Suddenly this variation just  came to me.  (Don't feel jealous, remember, I did spend 5  years in Nashville as an aspiring songwriter.  And my favorite co-writer did chime in as I went along;)

Look at these kids.
Aren't they neat?
Wouldn't you think our collection's complete?
Wouldn't you think we're a fam, a family with everyone!
Look at this home
Treasures untold!
How many children can one bedroom hold?
Looking around here you think,
Sure, they have everyone!
We've got canes and wheelchairs aplenty.
We've got eight-year-old cuties galore.
You want teenagers?
We've got twenty!
But who cares?
No big deal.
We want moooooooore!

(And I wonder why I never hit it big?)