The breakfast dishes have been put away, the coffee and Bailey’s is flowing, dinner is on the stove and mommy is heading out for a walk. Time for HRH and I to go downstairs and enjoy some new Christmas vinyl beginning with….The Lego Movie?
I know, I know, this is hardly what one might expect to find oneself listening to on Christmas morning but there’s a story to this one…a good one.
About three months ago HRH made it known that she wanted a copy of this special picture disc version of the Lego Movie soundtrack. I was like, “Oh no! I don’t think so. Not on my watch”. I mean, seriously, I’ve been a good stepdad up to this point and supported her unique taste in music with the likes of Taylor Swift, the Cars, The Muppets, etc, but over my dead body did I want to end up listening to ‘Everything Is Awesome’ over and over and over again ad nauseam.
No way, Jose!
Anyway, since then, one of the shop employees at SRCvinyl Canada (whose own child also wanted the same album) has been goading me into a war of attrition regarding this particular record; meaning that whoever could hold out the longest on actually purchasing the album would ultimate win in that they would be spared the indelible fate of having to live out ‘Everything Is Awesome‘ hell come Christmas morning. And as of this past Wednesday, when the record was allocated to the discount bin for $15, I lost…being the sucker I am.
So, yeah, here I am on Christmas morning with coffee and Bailey’s in hand while HRH plays ‘Everything Is Awesome‘ over and over and over and over, while that store employee is inevitably listening to something infinitely cooler and laughing her ass off at my expense.
Shoot me now.
The things we step-parents do to make our step-kids love us. Hey, at least I have a new addition to my Shit List I suppose.