Monday, February 09, 2009

How can I keep from singing?

Our lullaby routine lately.

Me: Why do they think up...
MM: Stories that link my name with yours?
Me: Why do the neighbors...
MM: Gossip all day behind their doors?
Me: I know a way...
MM: To prove what they say is quite untrue
Me: Here is the gist...
MM: A practical list of "Don'ts" for you
Me: Don't throw...
MM: Bouquets at me.
Me: Don't please...
MM: My folks too much.
Me: Don't laugh...
MM: At my jokes too much.
Me & MM in harmony: People will say we're in love
MM: Which is true (kiss!)
Me: Don't sigh...
MM: And gaze at me
Me: Your sighs...
MM: Are so like mine.
Me: Your eyes...
MM: Mustn't glow like mine
Me & MM in harmony: People will say we're in love
MM: Which is true (kiss!)
Me: Don't dance...
MM: All night with me
Me: 'Til the stars...
MM: Fade from above
Me: They'll see...
MM: It's alright with me
Me & MM in harmony: People will say we're in love
MM: Which is true (kiss!)

We sing the whole song that way (with a bit of an argument over the actual words in some places). Then he has me sing The Star Spangled Banner and I fix his blankets and brush the bad dreams out of his hair and kiss him goodnight.

What do you do for your bedtime routine?

9 comments:

Genevieve said...

Oh, how I love this! Oh, what a beautiful eve-ning!

(which version has he seen/heard? We just last month saw the DVD of the Hugh Jackman version, which has converted me to a fan of his.)

liz said...

Neither! I've sung this to him in regular rotation for a while, it's just lately he's started singing it with me.

Cutest thing ever!

I think we'll watch it tonight, tho.

liz said...

We have the Shirley Jones version.

Madeleine said...

For a long time I sang one of many standard lullabies, but for several months now I've been doing brahms' lullaby every night. However, SG has started singing along vigorously. Last night, when I complained, she told me singing opera tires her out so she can sleep. Unfortunately, there was no evidence of that, since she was awake a l-o-n-g time after that.

Madeleine said...

Oh, and my back-up lullaby for when she's still awake an hour later is Michael Row Your Boat Ashore, with her name in the line for "sister helps to trim the sails."

Songbird said...

Oh, my. I believe I now know someone parenting even more geekily than I do!

Angry Pregnant Lawyer said...

Oklahoma! You're raising that boy right!

I don't sing to the boys because I'm too self-conscious (although when AB was a tiny baby, I used to sing Pete Yorn's "Life on a Chain"). Instead, our bedtime routine consists of many cartoons, followed by two small books (for ALB) or one book (for AB).

susan said...

We read 1-4 books, depending on the time, and then I sing a couple of lullabies, starting with "good night Curious Girl," which I made up on our first night together and then Politica added a verse, and it's her special song. We sing that first, and then a couple of other ones (lately she's been asking for "Sleep Like a Little Pea" which I learned from a Cathy Fink/Marcy Marxer CD).

You two are just too cute!

Magpie said...

That is seriously adorable.