Monday, April 30

Hush Little Baby...

As Carter's falling asleep I usually sing Hush Little Baby to him. The only issue is that I have no idea what the real words are. It usually starts off pretty strong:

Hush little baby don't say a word,
Mama's gonna buy you a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird don't sing
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring don't shine... (this line is where I go awry for some reason)

And this is where it gets a little rocky. Usually it goes something like this:

Mama's gonna buy you a clementine
And if that clementine's not sweet
Mama's gonna buy you your very own street
And if your very own street's too long
Mama's gonna buy you a ping pong

*          *          *

And as the song goes on and I start to lose ideas, it usually becomes a bit inappropriate for a baby:

And if that big gun shoots real hard
Mama's gonna buy you a body guard
And if that body guard is stupid
Mama's gonna buy you your very own cupid
And if your very own cupid shoots arrows

And then it just gets boring:

Mama's gonna buy you a new wheelbarrow
And if...

How about you? Do you make up your own lyrics to songs? Do yours ever get as crazy as mine?

P.S. In other news, Carter said "book" yesterday. Unfortunately, I missed it but his Daddy heard it and so did Nana because they were doing Face Time on the ipad when he said it! This is his second word. His first was "Mama," which I did hear the first time! And now he says it regularly : ) Now that's music to my ears.


Tara said...

Oh man, we make up so many songs and change a lot of lyrics in this house! There's just so much singing that goes on with a little one you've got to have fun with it!

Anonymous said...

This is the funniest thing I have ever heard! I usually just end up humming the parts I don't know!

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