Elvis is in the House


I believe this is how Elvis got his start, with homemade double-neck, cardboard guitars with yarn straps.  Not to mention the double breasted blazer that is 4 sizes too small…. well, Elvis did wear his outfits about 25 lbs. too long before getting newer, bigger, flashier, peacock-studded ones.  Thank God for stretchy polyester.

When I uttered the words, “Take a bath and get your jams on,” I truly did not see this coming.  Keeve usually only wears pj bottoms, but the mohawk, blazer and guitar did bring a much needed smile to my face after a long day.  Keeve is our rock star.  His Christmas list included: cardboard, spray paint and sharpie pens.  Cheaper than an X-box!  He has mass-produced his stylistic cardboard guitars…. triangular, mini, 25 string, 3 and 4 necks, keyboards (yes, on the guitar) and many more that have slipped my mind.  Most of them are hanging on his bed post… readily available for upcoming airband concerts.

We haven’t figured out exactly what Keeve’s TAG (talents, abilities, gifts) is yet, but I surmise it involves hard rock, head-banging, guitar-vibrating, blast-your-mother’s-ears-out music.  Oh, and lest we forget Keeve’s talent of dancing “the worm.” Remember the Evolution of Dance on You-Tube?  He memorized all the moves and improved a few of them.  I think being double-jointed aids his dance moves.

Yesterday Keeve went on itunes and found a clip of Elvis’ famous Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love…. he played it so many times that we were all singing it ALL day and even in our sleep.  Glad that’s over.  I can’t wait to see how he perfects this “talent” in his teenage years.  Thank God, those foamy, bright orange earplugs are free at the airport where Rick works.

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6 Responses to “Elvis is in the House”

  1. morethananelectrician Says:

    He captures both the early and late Elvis here…impressive. The hair, youthful skin and enthusiasm of the young elvis and the pajama bottoms of Elvis’ last few years.

  2. Jennie C. Says:

    I’m really weirded out that your bathroom has carpet. I’m not sure we can come to visit now. ;)

  3. The Informal Matriarch Says:

    I agree with Jen but carpet usually freaks me out anyway. As long as your kitchen isn’t carpeted.

    I love your son is so into that. He’s definitely a creative boy with all of his cardboard instruments. Ever think about getting him a real one?

    Hunka Hunka Burnin Love sounds like a better song to go to bed with than the Bearenstian Bears theme song. AHHHHH it’s in my head again.

  4. The Informal Matriarch Says:


  5. rixgal Says:

    Keeve did indeed receive a real, kid-size acoustic guitar for Christmas. Although, he’s more interested in flinging it over his shoulder and around his back…. to return to the playing position…. rather than actually playing it.

  6. Jill Says:

    I think he looks more like Squiggy.

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