Toby Keith's newest hit, "Red Solo Cup". Champ was smitten as soon as he first heard it and has been singing it to me ever since. It takes quite a good song to inspire Champ to sing.
Something needed to be done. So I listened to the song, simultaneously laughing my head off and wondering how exactly to explain this to Bear if he were to hear it. As I grocery shopped for this past weekend's company, a bag of plastic (PLASTIC!!!!!) Solo cups found their way into my cart and I knew that "Red Solo Cup" should become an event for all under our roof. It did.
We made friendly toasts to each other and practiced writing our names on the cups.
We called up each other on the "Solo" phone line and hydrated during dinner.
We explained the music video in harmless terms to the younger set
and later watched it over and over again with the older set, reminiscing about our favorite college stories.
we used a wide variety of liquids in our solo cups, but reminded ourselves that there were seven (7!!!!!) children in the house for us to be looking after.
Those children were pretty set though. They had created their own theme for the weekend- Star Wars. So among the many Solo Cups floating around, there were quite a few marker inspired "lightsabers" and "Return of the Jedi" action figures.
It was indeed a weekend to toast good friends, fond memories and catchy, viral tunes.