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my moms kindergarten class watching a chick hatch and then singing happy birthday to it

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posted by Johnny Wallflower (18 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite
 
Who are these people?
Chicky!
Cha cha cha.
I am dead from the adorbs.
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 5:11 PM on January 26 [8 favorites]


Cha Cha Cha!
posted by Room 641-A at 5:16 PM on January 26 [2 favorites]


Not that loud! cha cha cha
posted by Lafe at 5:26 PM on January 26 [28 favorites]


I looooved watching chicks hatch as a little kid. Waiting for them to hatch at our home in my jammies was better than Christmas.
(Later my mother, tough as nails(tm) had to give each and every one of those cute little fluffos a needle stab to vaccinate them)
posted by sacchan at 5:40 PM on January 26 [1 favorite]


A classroom hatching is how we ended up with Daisy the Pet Hen. The kid next door used to carry her around on his shoulder while he hand-fed her worms he'd dug.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:19 PM on January 26 [11 favorites]


what is up with that cha cha cha business?
posted by stray at 6:49 PM on January 26 [1 favorite]


It’s a grade school thing, every time we go to a birthday party now, Happy Birthday now ends with a “cha cha cha, Hi-ya! , Chinese chicken!”

Depending on the class, there may be additional parts. I don’t get it either, but every single kid does it.

Thank you for this post. I just finished a brutal day, week, actually, dealing with the fallout of all the depth of misery humans deal to one another. This was the perfect antidote. I am in constant wonder of how there can be so much good and yet so much bad in the world. At this point, and I’m serious about this, we need to put a bunch of well adjusted kindergartners in charge of everything.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:01 PM on January 26 [12 favorites]


I’m ded.
posted by greermahoney at 9:21 PM on January 26 [1 favorite]


I have always wondered about the cha cha cha, but my 40something coworker's been doing it for a decade, so I think it precedes the schoolchildren.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:36 PM on January 26 [1 favorite]


I have never heard of this cha cha cha thing!
posted by sio42 at 3:42 AM on January 27 [2 favorites]


I have never heard of this cha cha cha thing!

Around here it's

"...Happy Birthday to you.
...And Many more....
...on Channel 4...."
posted by pjern at 5:06 AM on January 27 [6 favorites]


Re: cha cha cha
posted by Ideal Impulse at 7:09 AM on January 27 [1 favorite]


My Mexican-American inlaws have been adding "cha cha cha" to the end of Happy Birthday as long as I've known them (so, since 1983). Sadly, they have not adopted the variation I grew up with, which ends the song with a rousing coda of "You're getting older, you're gonna die, doo dah doo dah!" (to the tune of Camptown Races).
posted by jamaro at 11:08 AM on January 27 [2 favorites]


Like The Underpants Monster this is also how our family came to own a pet chicken named Beeker.

She spent more time in the horse barn than she did the chicken coop - she roosted and fed with them so much that we were sure she thought she was a horse and not a hen. This was most evident whenever our german shepard would be bad and nip at the horses hooves for entertainment, Beeker would light after it and chase that big dog around the farm yard until he stopped his bad behavior.
posted by hoodrich at 11:33 AM on January 27 [8 favorites]


... we need to put a bunch of well adjusted kindergartners in charge of everything.

The operative word in that sentences being well adjusted.
posted by BlueHorse at 12:27 PM on January 27 [3 favorites]


And where I grew up we also said and “many more...from channel four”. Later we appended “with Amy Sporer” - a channel four anchor? No cha cha cha for Denverites.
posted by songs_about_rainbows at 7:08 PM on January 27


This is awesome!
posted by thebuzzstand at 9:52 PM on January 27


We ended it with "You're getting old... you've got grey hair... you smell like feet... but we don't care."
posted by Made of Star Stuff at 8:58 AM on January 29


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