Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hakuna Mutata!

I was in a crappy mood this morning. Just in a funk...feeling sorry for myself and the world...y'know what I mean? Negativity is not my natural state, but I've got some friends going through some hard times, we've still got John's looming potential layoff, and I haven't slept well in a few nights. So, I was just doing some mental wallowing...Then, as I rushed across town in the daily mad dash to get Foster to preschool, I heard his little voice: "Hey, Mommy. Can you put in the Disney CD? I want to hear that Lion King song! Pleeeeaaaassseeeeee...." Well, since anything would be an improvement over hearing the theme song from Speed Racer for the thousandth time, I was happy to oblige my little guy. 

It was then I discovered, that no matter how rotten your mood, it's impossible to think negative thoughts while listening to "Hakuna Mutata". Seriously. Especially when you've got an enthusiastic 4-year old singing along at the absolute top of his lungs. It was great! And, it didn't hurt that a few minutes later, I found myself whistling away to "Bare Necessities" from Jungle Book. Talk about a mental reset. Who knew that a couple of well-written Disney songs could turn your day around, eh? Thank you, Disney. And, thank you, my little Foster. Somehow, you knew exactly what I needed this morning. And, it worked like a charm.
I love you!



  1. Oh yeah, there's nothing like a dose of kid music to perk your spirits up (as long as you haven't listened to the same song over and over and know exactly what I mean!)

    My daughter's song of choice lately is "All For One" from the Barbie Three Musketeers movie:
    "We may look beautiful, we may be dutiful, don't be fooled by our finesse...lalalala...we're here to save the day, come on, en guarde, touche, we're no damsels in distress. Don't mess with the dress!"

    I mean, seriously, is that a silly dose of girl power or what! How can you not smile at that. Especially hearing preschoolers belt these songs like they really mean it!

  2. That is a great girl power song, Noelle. And kind've unexpected, coming from a Barbie movie. Good to know that message is being shared with the little ones, though. Now, if I could only find something similar to share wtih my middle school students...Cheers!

  3. I love Hakuna Matata too. Haven't heard it in awhile and I think we are due. Thanks for the reminder!

  4. yeah, me too. I love pretty much all Disney songs. They must have done a crazy amount of research to find melody lines that magically tap into our seratonin...