Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Forget Barney, we'll be rocking out to the Beatles

I'm big into the books and iPhone alerts that describe the development of the big-headed kid currently taking up residence in my belly (SJ: I refuse to talk about my uterus despite how often you bring it up!). This week, I learned that the kiddo has fully-formed ears and will be able to hear my voice. The book also said studies have shown that babies, once born, will recognize the lullabies their moms sang to them in the womb (SJ: are you happy? I said "womb." Still not talking about my uterus, though!)

The other night, I was on my way home from work and decided to sing to the baby. I started with a lullaby my mom used to sing me:
Go to sleep
Go to sleep
Go to sleep....

I couldn't remember the rest of that one so I broke into:
Jesus love me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so

Finally, I tried:
Hush little baby, don't say a word
Momma's gonna buy you a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird don't sing
Momma's gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring don't shine

And that, my friends, is how my kid's first lullabies came to be "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and Billy Joel's "Piano Man."


Soda and Candy said...

Hahahaha, my kids would be hardcore gangstas if I only sang them songs I knew the words to.

...Which would work well in my neighborhood.

Gucci Mama said...

That's awesome. Josh's lullabyes were songs from Phantom of the Opera and Cabaret. Not sure I've thought through all the possible implications of that.

sj said...

I'm with Stephanie.

My future progeny are going to be serenaded with showtunes and - well, as it happens, 18th and 19th century Irish folk songs which mostly have to do with drinking.

Though, I also kind of side with Soda here... because, every child should have a little flava.

Kellie said...

Those are better than Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' which is what I've had stuck in my head for the past month. So needless to say baby girl will be rocking out to that song. Yikes.