Normally, my husband’s and my choir does a “Farewell to Christmas” concert on Epiphany Sunday. Of course, in COVID era, we haven’t had choir, so our family decided to do the concert ourselves via the church’s live stream so the tradition would remain unbroken.
My parents watched the concert and when I talked to them that evening, there was no conversation about music…only giggling over the kids’ various funny moments. But the best one of all is kind of hidden in the ten minutes before the concert began. A moment got captured in the audio that we have wanted to capture but haven’t figured out how. So I am sharing the video with you today, solely so you can skip ahead to the 9:26 mark. Turn the volume up and listen closely to my two oldest children…
Go ahead. I’m waiting…
Did you hear it?
“Stop it, Alex. Stop it!”
“You’re a pasta noob.”
Alex has been calling Julianna “pasta noob” for a year or more, and it is my barometer of his mood. He only calls her that when he’s happy. But it drives Julianna ABSOLUTELY BONKERS. She hates all nicknames, in fact. All the cute nicknames of her little girlhood are taboo now. But you know brothers. If they can get under their sisters’ skin, they’re going to needle for all it’s worth. Finally my husband, after months of joking and cajoling, told her when he calls her “pasta noob,” she should retort, “stinky butt!”
The first time she actually did it, there was great rejoicing and much hilarity in the house. And now it’s a Thing, but you can’t orchestrate an exchange like that for video commemoration! That’s why I’m so happy that it got captured organically on Sunday. Even if it was at church. On Facebook Live.
🙂 🙂 🙂
Love this! I sang at the Christmas Eve service at our church (also on Facebook live). My family (who are not Catholic and normally don’t attend Mass but decided to join me at my service) attended and sat in the front row on the side so I could sit with them. The church decided to move the camera to that side for an angle view (as opposed to in the choir loft, where it usually recorded prior to this). When the liturgy director told me the following weekend we had a lot of views I had to go watch the beginning of the video to make sure my kids didn’t get caught saying anything too inappropriate! You could hear them whispering a bit in the beginning but nothing too bad, thankfully my hubby kept them under control.
Ha! That’s awesome.