Every year since they were in the third grade my kids (more accurately, my daughters with some help from my sons) write a parody song making fun of me and how old/gray/geeky I am. It is referred to as my "birthday song".
Here are some old examples:
2009 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
This year they're making fun of my recent adventures in World of Warcraft. They sang it to me at our family celebration yesterday and, as is traditional, I am returning the favor by posting a recording and the lyrics for all to see.
Sung to the tune of "I won't Say I'm In Love" from Disney's "Hercules"
(The Muses are red and in italics)
I say there's nothing wrong with claiming
Something's off about my gaming
It's not reality, it's fiction
What am I doing with this WoW addiction?
What could be wrong with flying?
Or sleeping in a forest glade?
Buying lots of items, or hunting down Night Elf brigades?
Beating back Silithus tentacle corruption with a Widow Blade?
When do I say, no way, I won't go!
You know, you won't, you don't want to say no.
I just won't play, I can leave on my own.
Every time I say I'm quitting
Just one last task and then it's over
No more killing, no more maiming
It's not too late to start this life all over!
There's nothing wrong with saving
ancient giant island turtles.
Messing with the undead and
collecting wind-up clockwork squirrels.
Shouting Leroy Jenkins
when you face destruction by your enemies.
I can't delay, it's not fun anymore.
Not now, just wait, in the update there's more.
I won't give in, it's another trap door!
You want to play, it's okay you want more.
It's not okay, I can't play it.
She won't play the game.
There is no way, I won't play it.
What's one more day? Pick Alliance or Horde.
Just one more raid.... Then I'm quitting for sure....
(together) Shalalala muah ha ha!
And now I'm a year older in the only way I want to measure it. ;)