Monday, August 4, 2008

Come On, Let's Crawl....

One of my favorite movies of all time is Disney's Summer Magic (1963). The story of adjustment to simple life in Beulah, Maine is great, but I mostly just love the music!
Especially the song about the "Ugly Bug Ball." It's amazing how entertaining a song about crawling insects can be!
So when I heard that our library was hosting an "Ugly Bug Ball," I knew we had to be there! I had visions of Parker prancing to the ball in his home-made bug of sorts costume. But life happened, and Sunday night came. Still no costume. I considered using Parker's Nemo costume from Halloween, but couldn't stand the thoughts of embarrassment as my child showed up to the bug ball dressed as a bug-eating fish!

After some thought, however, I decided that having Parker dressed as a bug-eater would be better than not dressing up at all! After all, in a few years, Parker will be the one horrified at the thought of not wearing the right thing.

So off to the ugly bug ball we went! We met up with Ellie the Ladybug, Ammon the Bumblebee, and Ella the Butterfly. Luckily they embraced their friend, Parker the Fish...he decided not to eat them for lunch! We had a ball!


Once a lonely caterpillar sat and cried,
to a sympathetic beetle by his side.
"I've got nobody to hug,
I'm such an ugly bug."

Then a spider and a dragon fly replied,
"If you're serious and want to win a bride,
come along with us,
to the glorious annual ugly bug ball."

Come on let's crawl, (gotta crawl, gotta crawl)
to the ugly bug ball (to the ball, to the ball)
and a happy time we'll have there
one and all, at the ugly bug ball!

While the crickets clicked their tricky melodies
all the ants were fancy-dancing with the fleas
then up from under the ground
the worms came squirming around

Oh they danced until their legs were nearly lame
every little crawling creature you could name
everyone was glad,
what a time they had,
they were so happy they came!

Everyone was glad!
What a time they had!
They were so happy they came!

Come on let's crawl (gotta crawl, gotta crawl)
to the ugly bug ball(to the ball, to the ball)
and a happy time we'll have there
one and all!
at the ugly bug ball.

Then our caterpillar saw a pretty queen
she was beautiful in yellow, black and green
he said, "Would you care to dance?"
their dancing led to romance.

and she sat upon his caterpillar knees
and he gave his caterpillar queen a squeeze
soon they'll honeymoon
build a big cocoon
thanks to the ugly bug ball.

Come on let's crawl (gotta crawl, gotta crawl),
to the ugly bug ball (to the ball, to the ball)
and a happy time we'll have there
one and all!
at the ugly bug ball!

18 comments:

Diane said...

I LOVE that movie! That song actually inspired me to write a roadshow one time about it.

How fun...your library has some great little programs going on! (a bug eating fish!!! too funny!)

Hiller Family said...

Oh what a cute fish!!!

Annakaisa said...

Robyn, you are HILARIOUS!! Once again, post that made me laugh out loud. Parker looks great in his Nemo outfit!

EvansFamily said...

I love that movie also. Wow I haven't watched in such a long time!! I will have to see if I can find that at the video store. You seem to find lots of really fun stuff to keep your kids busy!!

Gretchen said...

Sometimes I'll break in to song and sing the front porch song..."I'll I wanna do, when the day is through, is linger here...and steal a kiss or two." I don't know why, but Allen still refuses to watch it with me! Sounds like you had fun!

We are MAX said...

That is so dang cute!!! I have never seen nor heard of that show!!! What a cute mom you are to dress your kid all up and take him (along with all of his friends) to such a fun event:)

We are MAX said...

That was me (ALY)

Melissa said...

Summer Magic is one of my favorites. That movie is so cute. I love the city girl cousin (Julia I think) that thinks she is, "the pink of perfection."

Kimberly said...

We need to buy that movie on Amazon or something and watch it together. I was singing it in my head as I was reading your post. I was going to type the words as my comment, but then read your words at the end...haha. We think so much alike. "to the ball to the ball..."

Erin said...

Oh what BUG fun! Parker looks adorable in his bug eating fish costume! What a fun night! And Avery looks so precious...as always!

Tamara said...

I haven't thought of that movie in ages! I love it too! You are such a great mom to take the kids to these fun things. It looks like they had a great time and the Nemo costume worked perfectly!

Rachelle said...

That is one of my favorite Disney Songs. We used to listen to it while we were doing the dishes growing up.

Jamie Parke said...

That has always been one of my favorite movies also. I loved it as a little girl then my sister gave it to me again as a teenager. I hadn't seen it for years and loved it again. Now I just need to get it on DVD since we no longer have a VCR. I always loved when she came down the stairs and lost her shoe and the guy put it back on like Cinderella. Silly, I know!

Darci said...

Jamie and I used to watch this, it has been YEARS though. I remember bits and pieces, but now I will have that sound in my head the rest of the night!! Probably sing it to Gwenie tomorrow as we drive to Utah, it is such a fun song.

Johnston Family said...

I have actually never seen that movie, but it looks like I am going to need to. What cute pictures as well!

penni said...

Ha Ha Ha! Robyn you have quite the gift. Thanks for the laugh. The ugly bug ball and Parker goes as a bug eating fish. He'll be ruined for life. I'm still laughing love ya

Niki Carpenter said...

Parker's costume is too cute, where did you get it?

Amber said...

You. Are. The. Coolest. Mom. EVER!!!!!!