Monday, February 27, 2012

Song Lyrics

We have a rule in our family that we don't start eating dinner until everyone is seated and we don't get up from the table until everyone is done. Conor is still getting a grasp on these rules and waiting isn't necessarily his strongest still yet. So, we get creative in keeping him entertained at times.

Last night, Annika was still working on her dinner when Conor was done and wanted down. I suggested a singalong to keep him distracted for a few minutes. I asked him to sing "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". He sang his version of it ("Row, row, boat. Merry. Steam!!")

Then, Annika had a go at the song. "Row, row, row your boat. Gently down the stream. Merly, merly, merly merly. Like a spotted dream." She then pointed out "HEY!! Mama! You're in the song! See? Merly!" (Side note: Eric and his dad call me "Merly".)

The "spotted dream" lyrics just about had Eric and me falling out of our chairs! We'll definitely be sad when she figures out the correct words to the song and will enjoy the current ones for as long as they last.

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