Monday, March 02, 2009

Lola's got a fever of a hundred and three

The other day I dropped kindergartener Lola off at her ballet class, where she ran up to the introverted teacher and shouted, "I'm hotblooded!" The teacher looked nonplussed. "I was born in the year of the horse!" Lola shouted for explanation.

Someone put it into Lola's head that people born in the year of the horse are hotblooded, and she's never going to get over it. I suspect that future suffering boyfriends and husbands will never know that the seed of their torture was implanted in Lola's brain so early as kindergarten.

The day before ballet we were driving home from school, and that cheesy classic, "Hotblooded", came on the radio. Feeling nostalgic, I turned it up. As soon as it was over, Lola shared that she, too, unlike me and her big sister, Iris, was hotblooded. We, being born in the years of the dragon and rabbit respectively, were relatively coldblooded. Iris instantly put the kibosh on this. "EVERYONE is hotblooded. That is because we are mammals."

Lola was indignant but unable to articulate her issues with that blanket statement. I helped her out. "There's a difference between 'warmblooded' and 'hotblooded.' Birds and mammals are warmblooded, and that means we don't depend on the sun to warm us up. But hot-blooded is different. It means you're unusually full of love and hate."

After some argument, Iris tried to salvage a victory where she could. "It means you're FULL OF HATE, Lola! FULL OF HATE!"

With no hesitation, in the sweetest, piping little voice imaginable, Lola replied, "And it's all for you, Iris!"

7 comments:

theoddduckling said...

When I first read the title on GReader, I thought she was actually really sick. Pretty sure that reaction was intentional.

As a kindergartner Lola all ready has the art of the comeback down pact. Her teenage years should be nothing if not interesting.

Davi said...

I saw the title, and naturally I was concerned. Now I'll be going to work with a grin on my face. Such are the awesome powers of the Great God Lola.

Epiphany said...

Oh darlin, where were you during the 70s? It's Rod Stewart, not Rod Stevens.

And "Hot Blooded" was actually recorded by Foreigner, not Rod Stewart or even Rod Stevens for that matter! Those were the vocal stylings of Lou Gramm, a product of much studio tweaking, I do believe (his pipes weren't that good in concert).

the Drunken Housewife said...

Ha, I was drunk when I wrote that last night. i do know that it is Rod STEWART normally, but I didn't know that song was by Foreigner. Huh. How 'bout that. I know they did "Cold as Ice" and "Guitar Hero", and I actually had a Foreigner tape, I think, at some point. But I always thought "Hotblooded" was Rod Stewart. It really does sound more like him than the Foreigner guy. Well, you live and learn (and expose your idiocy on the internet).

pie_ho said...

Thank you for putting a new song on repeat in my head, to replace the Katy Perry silliness that's been stuck there since it came on the alarm-radio yesterday morning.

lemonjuicer said...

i think lola's comebacks are getting better as she ages...

Captain Steve said...

Hahahhaha. Love live the Great God Lola!