Do you remember learning “alternative Christmas songs” when you were a kid? You know, like “Jingle Bells, Batman smells…” and the silly version of Rudolph – “they never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games (like Monopoly).” Well, Jacob has been learning them lately – from friends, from tv shows, from the older kids on the bus. He’s been singing his own version of “Frosty the Snowman,” substituting silly words for “snowman” and “coal” or whatever else he feels like. But he’s also been singing that superhero version of “Jingle Bells.” Except his version is slightly off:
Jacob: [singing] Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robert laid an egg.
Rachel: Um, Jacob? It’s Robin.
Jacob: What’s Robin?
Rachel: Batman’s sidekick.
Jacob: That’s what I said. [singing] Jingle Bells, Batman smells, Robert laid an egg. The boatmobile lost a wheel and the smoker got away.
Rachel: [laughing] Good job, pal.