My toddler has a playlist. She has, um, strong feelings about her music choices. And she can get pretty upset when we can’t understand what she’s asking us to play.
I understand. I used to sing “Rock Me on the Desk” and I can’t tell you how many church hymns I had wrong–“Lead on O Kinky Turtle” for example. I’ve had a fun (and occasionally frustrating) time understanding Norah’s car ride song requests. Here is a sampling. Betcha you can’t figure them out either.
“East Dream” or the “Clap, Clap Song”
“Oh Grayson” (she has a cousin named Grayson)
Notice there are two Cat Stevens songs on the list. She adores this man. I think it is my fault. In the early days of breastfeeding, Scott was trying to help me relax, so he would play Cat on vinyl in the nursery while I nursed. I guess it imprinted.
Despite knowing your feelings on Southern Gospel…
In the song “The King is Coming”, there’s a line “regal robes are now unfolding.” I was painfully too old when someone told me that it wasn’t “wrinkled robes are now unfolding”. Like, I don’t know, 23 years old…Those first impressions stick with you! 🙂
Norah has pretty sweet musical taste! 🙂
Also – there is no shame in adoring Cat Stevens! 🙂
LOL. This is one of your cutest posts. It reminds me of when I was a kid, and we’d sing Gloria Patri in church. For years I sang “As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, BORN WITH A HEN, amen, amen.” That one part just happened to be high-pitched and hard to understand. It continued even after I learned to read because we never read it; everyone had it memorized and it wasn’t printed. Finally I questioned how much sense those words made and my mom told me it was “world without end.”
Oh, and Jordan apparently used to sing “Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life’s a butter bean.”
And we can’t forget “God shed his grapes on thee.”
When I showed Norah the David Crowder clip, she asked if he was a girl.
Did you hear about the breastfeeding incident in the Wal-Mart in Columbia? I’m sure you did, but just in case: http://www.wistv.com/Global/story.asp?S=9331930
It happened right after I posted my I-hate-Wal-Mart essay. They always rise to the occasion.