Tuesday, October 26, 2010

When they're too old for a lullaby

I sing "You Are My Sunshine" to Sofia every night before bed.  I love this little routine and will be so sad when she grows out of it.  Sometimes she also requests "Hush Little Baby."  This is a song I learned when I was pregnant with GJ.  I would sing to my belly but I didn't know all the words.  So I searched for the lyrics and memorized his old fashioned lullaby. Here are the lyrics according toWikipedia.org:
Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.
If that mockingbird don't sing,
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring turns brass,
Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass.
If that looking glass gets broke,
Mama's gonna buy you a billy goat.
If that billy goat won't pull,
Mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull.
If that cart and bull turn over,
Mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
If that dog named Rover won't bark.
Mama's gonna buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart fall down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
So hush little baby don't you cry,
'Cause Daddy loves you and so do I.
It's kind of an odd song now that I think about it and it has apparently had an unintended impact on my daughter.  Last night, after I finished singing it, I was laying next to Sofia in her bed.  She turned to look at me with her little nose nearly touching mine and she said,

"You know what Mommy?  All the things you keep trying to buy me have problems." 

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