Our morning routine at home during the week begins between 6:15 and 6:30, when we all lay around mentally battling our will to rise for the day. We are all dressed by 7:00, which is when I promptly put on a cartoon for the kiddos to watch while they eat breakfast. I've learned this is a good method to get their butts into gear in the morning...knowing that they will miss out on tv time if they aren't dressed and have their beds made sure gets them moving!
I have been expanding the kids' animation repertoire by schooling them in the great cartoons of late 80s and early 90s. Lately in our cultural crash course, Muppet Babies, one of my favorites from when I was younger, has taken center stage. My kids love the cartoon, and have since learned to appreciate the real Muppets (before, they refused to watch them because they were "creepy" in an uncool way).
The reason to my near pointless backstory is that not only did I have to school my kids to love the Muppets, but in order to appreciate what I'm sharing with you today, I made them listen to Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody a few times prior. They needed to understand that the song is in fact a classic and every red blooded American should know it. After I pounded that truth into their impressionable minds, I let them watch the following video. I'm sure most of you will come to appreciate this masterpiece as much as I have - its flippin' awesome! (Mama? Maaaaamaaaaa??) Just be sure to let the little'uns know that the Muppets did not originally produce this song. That will be the kid that ends up on Jeopardy and loses because of a Queen trivia question :)