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Tuesday, March 04, 2008


People, I can't remember any lullabies. My mom got Nathan a stuffed animal that plays "Old McDonald" ... I can remember that one. But, when I start to sing children's tunes to him, I end up only being able to remember the alphabet song. Jeez. As if I didn't grow up with Sesame Street.

So, lately, I've been singing this song:

I know it's not a lullaby, but it's soft and an (second) alto can sing it.

Sometimes, I sing this:

I guess it's better than singing the Black Eyed Peas songs in my head.


Phil said...

when my eldest daughter was born, I would rest her on my chest and sing Elton John's "Candle in the wind". When the eldest son was born it was the same. the youngest son got "dust in the wind". Nursery rhyme songs are for the unimaginative.



L Sass said...

I think singing current(ish) pop songs is pretty normal. When I was born my parents serenaded me with Peter Paul and Mary's "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?"

Liberal brainwashing from an early age!

Anonymous said...

Here's a link to loads of lullabies:

Becca said...

I used to sing the National Anthem to Charlie when I ran out of ideas. That version of "Hallelujah" is beautiful!

Lady P said...

Ha ha ha, keep it up! When your little one goes to Kindergarden and teacher asks what lullabies does a child know, your son will have some interesting answers! I used to just hum some tuneless wonder because I could never remember the words to anything. Now, I know my kids are twisted teenagers and some of that may be due to my weird songs... but they are interesting people!

ps I did buy a book of lullabies, a couple of CDs, etc, to help when they were little.

Ree said...

Somewhere over the rainbow. Got Shortman every time.

kristabella said...

Just make sure when you sing Fergie, you teach Nathan the correct way to spell tasty.

Celia said...

I think it's more the soothing sounds than the words that matter. My mom used to sing her grocery lists to my younger sister. She said it helped her remember. As another child of liberal parents we got a lot of Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkle when we were little.

Candy said...

May I suggest Peter, Paul and Mary's, "Peter Paul and Mommy, Too." Full of fun songs that he will love. And you won't hate.

The Wooden Porch said...

I know what you mean! With Belle, I was the same way. It wasn't just lullabies either--it was also the little nursery rhymes. I couldn't remember any of them! But by time Tank came along... well, after all the CD's and books Belle and I had gone through, I know them now.

And I'm so sick of them.

Mary said...

I recently heard the song "Capri" by Colby Calet (sp?) and it's the prettiest lullaby. It's sung to a little girl, but i don't think that really matters

Aimee said...

Sing the song from Waitress - baby don't you cry, gonna bake a pie.
and then, bake a pie. and send it to me. :) hehe.