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Not So Lazy Days: Rocking out the end of summer days

Updated on September 3, 2011
The little one rocks out to "We Will Rock You."
The little one rocks out to "We Will Rock You." | Source

Last Day

As you may or may not know, the unofficial end to summer in New Jersey is Labor Day weekend. It is after this weekend that all Bennys leave the Shore communities and our lives (and highways) are back to normal.

To give summer one last hurrah, we had a karaoke dance party.

Now, we don't have a karaoke machine. Instead, we used our Lego Rockband game and microphone. We either sang or danced, or sometimes even did both at once.

Our setlist was:

  • "Grace" by Supergrass
  • "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Jr.
  • "Aliens Exist" by Blink 182
  • "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi
  • "So What" by Pink
  • "I Want You Back" by Jackson 5
  • "Life is a Highway" by Rascal Flatt
  • "Real Wild Child" by Everlife
  • "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John
  • "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas
  • "We Will Rock You" by Queen

Some songs we had to sing. For example, I think it's a state law that every person from New Jersey must be able to sing any Bon Jovi song. We were able to, flawlessly I might add, according to the game.

The little one wouldn't have participated if "We Will Rock You" wasn't on the list. He sang that one, by himself, also flawlessly. He also sang "Crocodile Rock" pretty well, nailing the "la- la, la, la, la, la-" parts.

The oldest had to sing "I Want You Back," mainly, I think, because of the commercials on Nickelodeon. The game said he had "Serious Skills" on that song. He got "Flawless" on his other favorite, "Kung Fu Fighting," though.

The dancing from the boys was mostly something that resembled break dancing, but some kicks and chopping movements were added when "Kung Fu Fighting" played.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!

It was fun spending the summer with you, and I hope you learned as much as I discovered.


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    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You are a fun mother! I hope your kids realize just how wonderful you are. :)

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      uniquearticlesbuz 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the Rocking hub