3/31/2008

Ring of Fire (the song)

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Hannah has a love for lyrics and so what better storyteller than the man in black himself, Johnny Cash. At a very young age Hannah was introduced to Johnny Cash and now has a love/hate relationship with his songs (thinks they're sad/thinks they're good). A perennial favorite with her and Max is Ring of Fire. With Max's increased exposure to skate culture, I decided to try out Social Distortion's version of the song on Max, which he loves (and I love that he loves). Supposedly Nic was chiming in, "ring of fire!" with Max but that wasn't caught on the video.Below from Sunday's trip to the San Diego Aerospace museum. San Diego has a long and colorful history of aviation, but Max is most enamoured with the P-40 Tomahawk, which I completely understand and support. However, like his Pinewood Derby car, it's long on looks and somewhat short on performance. Nevermind, he likes what he likes for the right reasons.



Finally, since Nic... wait, he's mentioned so little that maybe I should explain. In case you were wondering, Nic is our third child. He not only suffers from 3CS (3rd Child Syndrome meaning he can make his own toast at 2 1/2, watches way too much TV and way too much TV that is too violent for his 2 1/2 years but then what are you to do if you have a 6 and 8 year old and they want to watch Kim Possible and Battle 360 all the time?) but he also suffers from SHC (Sibling Has Cancer meaning his needs are frequently and consciously neglected in support of the greater good cause of taking care of Max). Below is Nic being allowed to get way to close to the railroad tracks that run through Del Mar, while throwing rocks from the trackbed that are coming dangerously close to people walking down the path below. Stuff his older brother and sister never got to do, but since he suffers from 3CS and SHC, something that he gets to do.



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What can top Max doing a bit of Social D????
Good luck tomorrow,..... Hugs....Debbie

Anonymous said...

Drat! This stupid computer has been buffering for 10 min! I guess I'll have to wait til I get home to see the video. Max has excellent taste as Social D is my favorite! (When he listens to music at school, I'm always having to switch the CD from Social D to Beethoven...maybe I won't worry about it anymore!) Knew there were more reasons to love that kid!!!! xolisa
PS Nic is pretty darn cute, too!

Will's Dad said...

You simply have to love the black shirt while singing Johnny Cash.

Also, congratulations on the apparent recent adoption of your third child. That is great news...

Randee said...

Hey, I thought you knew--the cure for 3CS and SHC is NANA--TATA--PAPA!!!

And they love it--it's that kind of medicine that goes down like a spoonful of sugar. :)

Great Johnny Cash rendition--Max!! I'm old what is Social D?

I love how in the middle of all you have on your minds and hearts you can add that tongue in cheek and give the rest of us a smile.

Randee

Anonymous said...

Simply precious video. Praying for your family...for strength...hope...and guidance through this uncharterted territory. Again, you are amazing. You give others strength and GREAT perspective on what IS really important in life and what is not...

mom in Plymouth, MA

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing Andy

EGM (Emotional Grown Man)

Leo
Want to go to a Padre Game?

Anonymous said...

MAX YOU ARE SO MUCH A BETTER SINGER THAN ME! THE LAST TIME I SANG THEY TOLD ME THAT (I COULD NOT CARRY A TUNE IN A BUCKET ).HA HA. jUST WANTED TO SAY I WAS THINKING ABOUT ALL OF YOU! AS ALWAYS YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS FOR STRENGTH, WISDOM, HEALING, AND THE LOVE OF JESUS IN HIS BLESSINGS FOR YOUR FAMILY.
JON McCLURE

Anonymous said...

Your family is so awesome! What an example you are to soo many. I emailed friends asking for prayer...my friend Kris said she cried because when she saw Max's photo.. she thought she was looking at her son Kyle at that age. Her son is now 18..goes to Duke and plays on the first line in basketball..was rockie of the year in his Division (Kyle Sigler)...This is what we want for Max..to grow up to be a great young man..so many prayers from strangers wanting Max to get well. The world is full of people doing simple acts of kindness...Thank you for sharing your adventures with all of us. Glad you had fun this past week end. Know you are always in my thoughts and prayers. xo Linny

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