Tuesday, January 1, 2008

"Head and shoulders, knees and toes...

knees and toes.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.
Head and shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes."

Is what you will hear the Skocelai singing at the top of their lungs, over and over again these days. For some random reason, this is Emory's favorite song as of late. It all started on the way home from Christmas at my folks. About the last hour of the trip, Emory, who was barely hanging on anyway, really began to fall apart. And she can really hit that high note at a decible that most toddlers find effortless and opera soloists spend years training for. So, in a panic, since the car was so full there was no way I could sit beside her and play, I pulled the headrest off my seat (not by a feat of strength, it is made to be removed in just such occasions) and proceeded to sing this song to Emory for the first time ever. She loved it, and we spent the last hour singing this song ALL THE WAY HOME. Since then, any time I start singing any song she will pat her head with both of her hands and say "head, head?" If I don't stop singing whatever song I was singing and sing hers, she continues to ask until I sing it. It's really cute. We even sing it instead of the usual lullaby before bed. What songs did your toddlers love?

3 comments:

Beth Pruitt said...

Man, I wish a simple song would calm Parker down when he's upset! I've yet to find something that stops him in his tracks when he really gets going...
He has only begun to sing this past year - there's one song that we sing at chapel on Thursdays that he sings by himself all the time at the house. At chapel, he sits there like a bump on a log and won't open his mouth!

Philip and Renie said...

I love it! Well, you know Little Philip still had a soft spot in his heart for Wheels on the Bus. But he now also enjoys singing Jesus Loves Me. I'd like to say that he enjoys the entire song but he really only likes to say HE IS STRONG! and show his muscles as he pokes out his little tummy.

The Whelans said...

"The Wheels on the Bus" is a big hit with Jackson right now, and Luke always wants us to sing "God Is So Good" and "Twinkle, Twinkle" when he goes to bed at night. I hate to think how many times I've sung "Twinkle, Twinkle" in the last three years! =) BTW, so glad you guys are blogging. It's great to keep up with you on a regular basis. And I like how you ask questions to stimulate discussions. Happy 2008 to you guys!