Big Chicken

So my kids have this thing for the Lightening McQueen version of “Life is a Highway” (I have no idea who sings anything, so that’s the best reference I can give). They love it, I want nothing more than to bang my head against the dashboard until the repeat button breaks.

Today the kids and I were in the car and Rex (um, that’s not his real name, his real name is Frankincense–I changed it for security purposes) asked me to please play “The Chicken Song”. The what? I had absolutely no idea what he was talking about, since their choices are usually Englebert Humperdink or The Carpenters. As a default, I went for Lightening McQueen and Rex yells out, “Yay! The Chicken Song!”

I couldn’t figure out where the chickens figured in, until the guitar started riffing. Apparently, Rex thinks the guitar is a chicken. He sat in the back seat “bawking” with the guitar–excuse me, chicken–happy as boiled egg.

Next time I hear a guitar, I won’t be able to help myself from saying it: “Sounds like chicken.” Yes, poultry is taking over the world.


  1. The chicken song? That’s pretty funny. I might have to listen to it to see what he’s talking about.

  2. One educated guess? Chick Hicks is the ‘bad guy’ car in the movie.

  3. girlsmama says:

    I can totally see that. I’m pretty sure that Rascal Flats sings the Cars version of “Life is a Highway.”

  4. I am sad to report that yes, Rascal Flatts does indeed sing the Cars version. I shudder at this knowledge of country music.

    The real singer of this song is Tom Cochrane. 🙂

  5. Oh that Frankincense, what an imagination… 🙂

  6. Oh how cute the things they hear and thing they are. You will cherish these memories when they are older. What a cutie.

  7. Oh, I’m so mad at you. I went to Kristina’s Snuggie’s for Seniors just to meet you!!!!! You silly goose. Where were you? 🙂

    Okay, not really MAD, per say, but DISAPPOINTED!

    • annie valentine says:

      I have it on the calender for NEXT Saturday. And don’t think Kristina didn’t give me an earful on that one. Talk about depressing, yesterday was the lamest day ever.

  8. I heard about how you ditched Kristina on Saturday. Hee hee.

    It’s Rascal Flatts that sings that version of Life is a Highway. Trust me when I tell you it is MUCH better than the original.