Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever .. blah blah blah.

There’s a lot of stuff I’m good at when it comes to parenting. It’s true. I kind of even like it.

I was nervous about being a mom to a boy, though, because .. well, I grew up with girls. I didn’t really know a lot about boys. Conveniently, boys are pretty awesome. And you kind of figure it out as you go.

One part I’m not good at: the theme song to “Spiderman”. (I did not realize this would be a requirement.)

This not only drives Bryan crazy (“Really? You can recite entire chunks of dialogue from The Dark Crystal but you can’t figure out the words to this song?!”), but Tony corrects me ALL THE TIMES. (Everything is plural to Tony.)

According to Tony, this is the theme song.

Spiderman, Spiderman
does whatever a spider can.
Spins a web, any size,
Catches cheese just and flies
LOOK OUT! (jazz hands)
Here comes Spiderman.

Is he strong?
Lick him, bud.
He’s got radio in his butt.
Can he swing? Probably.
Take a look. Probably.
Him herrreee .. Spiderman.

In a skill of night
In a skill of night
In a skill of night
JUST IN TIIIIIIME!

Spiderman, Spiderman
in your neighborhood
Spiderman
mdngst hang-UP
mdngsng hang-UP
THERE GOES SPIDERMAAAAAAAAN!

Yep, I did NOT know those words.

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11 Responses to Spiderman, Spiderman, does whatever .. blah blah blah.

  1. Manda January 25, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    Radio in his butt! HA!!
    Manda wants you to read ..The home stretch

    • Sarah Lena January 25, 2012 at 11:43 am #

      @Manda, Boys are so awesome. He sees no problem with that line, logically. CAUSE HE’S SPIDERMAN.

  2. PinkieBling January 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    DYING over here. “Lick him, bud. He’s got radio in his butt.” Ohhh man. How do you keep a straight face?? He’s too much. :)

    • Sarah Lena January 25, 2012 at 12:20 pm #

      @PinkieBling, Honestly, I only keep a straight face because he is SUCH a sensitive soul that if I laughed, even for sweet and honest reasons, he would NEVER sing in front of me ever again. So I need to keep a straight face so I can hear it again and again. “Catches cheese” is another favorite line.

      Of course, nothing tops the jazz hands.

  3. drhoctor2 January 25, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I love the Spiderman Effect…when my youngest was three..out of next to nowhere he announced one day..” LUCKILY..my middle name IS Spiderman”..it tickled me no end..I just looked at him and said..ya know ..that IS lucky…He stuck with it for years after ..made me wish I had used it as his middle name..

    • Sarah Lena January 25, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

      @drhoctor2, I was surprised about the Spiderman effect! Both boys – a decade apart, almost – both ADORED Spiderman starting at age 3. WHAT IS THAT?!

  4. Montysano January 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm #

    A certain little 3 year old boy used to insist that Joni Mitchell’s “Botticelli black boy” (a lyric from one of her songs) was in reality “Jelly belly butt boy”. Or that the Neville Bros. “Fire and brimstone, coming down on my head” was “Barney Flintstone put a dime on my head”. In both cases, he would argue with considerable passion that he was right. Now, at almost 24, he fails to see the humor in this when we bring it up (and we DO bring it up).

    But “Lick him, bud. He’s got radio in his butt.” is straight up awesome.

  5. Jessica January 25, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    Gosh, boys are awesome. I want Jacob to learn this song!
    Jessica wants you to read ..17 Weeks

  6. Daddy Brown January 26, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    You should send this to whatever company (I think it was an insurance company) that shows people singing what they thought were the words to Elton’s “Rocketman”.

  7. LizzieV January 26, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I must share this with my Spiderman-lovin’ brother. The guy has been all about the Wallcrawler since he was about 5. And I think we’ve made sure he’s gotten every ornament Hallmark has issued. Also the limited edition Spaghettios. Yep, we’re that nuts for our in-house Webslinger. May Tony hold on to his passions!!!
    LizzieV wants you to read ..Thank You, Mr. Wordsworth

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