Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Parental warning: Explicit lyrics

One of my favorite things to do with Abner is to sing little made up songs to her. Often, I'll adapt existing songs with new lyrics. One of my favorite songs to do this with is "Short'nin' Bread". You know the one...Mama's little baby loves short'nin', short'nin'. Mama's little baby loves short'nin' bread.

Way back when at a music group back in the summer, we learned a new version that goes, Mama's little baby loves dancin', dancin'. Mama's little baby loves to dance around. Abner loves this version so I will often sing it to her while we dance around the apartment.

During one of my frequent bouts of trying to get her to sleep recently (Like many other babies I know, Abner is having a bit of a sleep problem these days), I began singing a new version of our favorite little ditty: Mama's little baby loves sleepin', sleepin'. Mama's little baby loves to sleep arooo...oh no. That's just not right.

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