Monday, March 8, 2010

An Elvis Education

My ten year old son was born with a ton of black hair. My first response when I saw him, "Here's our little Elvis." I still tend to call him that nickname every once in a while.

Today as we worked on his math homework, he asked me, "Mom, is it cool to be called Elvis? What was so great about him?"

Here's my answer.



I'll dance now over to my ravioli :)

28 comments:

Judith Ellis said...

Elvis was a great and loving artist, not to mention that he was so very good looking. Wow! Love him!

Sarah Laurence said...

Elvis defines cool. Does your little one sing and dance too? So nice to connect with you through Beth.

Mari said...

He was one of a kind! Love him!

christy rose said...

Good answer! He was definitely cool!!!! :)

Joanne said...

Doesn't get much cooler than Elvis. And I hope you were dancing over to your ravioli in a pair of blue suede shoes ;)

Randi said...

I grew up listening to Elvis because my little brother is a FANatic! Even today he gets $$$ impersonating Elvis in Karaoke bars. You brought back some memories!

shabby girl said...

Man! What a good lookin' guy! He was just a little before my time as a teenager (I was a Beatle girl), but I can sure appreciate him now!

Fresh Mommy said...

haha, Love it!! So cute. Yeah, it's a cool nickname :)

The Write Girl said...

That is such a cute nickname and what a compliment! Your son has no idea. You should show him some videos of Elvis. I'm sure once he gets older, he'll like the nickname : )

Hyacynth said...

Yes, Elvis was quite the looker! Definitiely a compliment, at least in my opinion.

Michelle said...

I can only hope that your son liked the video and agrees that it's cool to be Elvis. Of course my son came out all hairy and we worried he was going to end up the only 5 year old needing to wear a t-shirt in the pool. Luckily, that all fell out AND we didn't start calling him monkey boy. I like Elvis a lot better ;)

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Yes, you need to teach your son about the coolest musician ever~ Just before Bono of course!

He & Me + 3 said...

He was smooth! My uncle does a great impersonation of him. Sings just like him. i love it!

T Rex Mom said...

LOVE Elvis! My mom always had his music playing when I was a kid - she still has it playing and gets an Elvis calender every year, too! Definite coolness!

Becca said...

I LOVE ELVIS! I remember being super young and thinking he was SO good looking. I probably had no idea he was even dead!

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

Six years ago I visited Gracelands,Elvis's home. It was an expereience I shall never forget, it was fantastic and walking around the graves of Elvis and his family was awe inspiring.

Enjoyed the read very much.
Yvonne.

Jillien said...

He's the best!!!!!!!!!!! Good lesson for your son to learn! You've put me in an excellent mood this morning listening to this song. Thanks so much for posting it :)

JM

Creativity!! said...

Beautiful :) :) Thanks A Lot For Sharing Dear :) :)

Vicky said...

When we first got cable when I was growing up I watched my first Elvis movie with my mom... and for the first time totally saw here swoon... now that's powerful! I've loved the music and movies ever since!

Aleta said...

I'll share this with Dad. I grew up in a house that had Elvis music on all the time. In fact, this coming up Friday, my family and I are going to a performance of a guy singing Elvis' song.. supposedly it's the only person that the Presley family will allow to represent Elvis in movies. Should be very entertaining!

SwedishJenn said...

Yay! Way to go Mom. Let The King show em' how it's done!

Trudy said...

That is awesome! I love it...and who doesn't love The King?!

Blessings to you Kelly!

K said...

You're such a cool mom!

Dan Felstead said...

Septembermom...if he grows up to be another Elvis...you and hubby can retire in luxury!

Dan

Edith said...

So cool! Love it!!
Edith

glnroz said...

It is amazing at the continuing influence he has on people. I have seen this clip a gazillion times, but guess what,, I had to click. It is playing now.. Your blog is kinda like that,,:)

Corrie Howe said...

I remember Elvis. Of course, he was really my mom's generation, but I grew up listening to him and watching his movies.

I wonder if people would say now that he was probably ADHD?

H.K. said...

My grandmother loved Elvis, when he passed away she was devastated and she was old enough to be his mother!