Off! Off!

We’ve been singing the same lullaby to Curly for about a year.  Last night when we started to sing, he exclaimed “Off! Off!” and thrashed about in Strawberry’s arms.  We stopped singing and asked him what he wanted “off”.  And after a few suggestions, we identified the fact that he wanted a different song!  Well, there’s that toddler insisting on getting his way thing.  We were happy to comply and continued switching things up for tonight’s song.  As a bonus, he’s so fascinated by the new songs that he cuddles while we sing, whereas before we’d have a squirmy boy trying madly to wiggle away.  I wonder how long it will take for us to run out of showtune ballads?

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13 responses to “Off! Off!

  1. How cute!!! When you run out of showtunes, you can always just wing it and make them up….ibet he would love it!!!! 🙂 What a fun bedtime routine you guys must have 🙂

  2. Bwhahahahaha! YOU? Run out of showtunes to sing to someone? That’ll be the day! 🙂

  3. LOVE it! Know any Linda Ronstadt, Carole King or James Taylor? Best lullabies EVER- especially “Blue Bayou”. 🙂

  4. what a smart kid he is!
    and to echo rebecca’s comment, im guessing it’ll be a looong while before you run out of showtunes! 😉

  5. reproducinggenius

    That is so funny! We had a similar moment a couple of months ago with BG when he started asking for a different nighttime song. Oddly enough, nostalgia seems to have kicked in because he’s back to the original now. They do love getting to choose though, especially once you’ve built up a repertoire! Isn’t this part fun? 🙂

  6. Hahahaha! That is so funny! I am sure you will think of more songs:)

  7. I love it! And I can’t imagine you running out of show tunes– no way! Ha.

  8. Something for us to look forward to!

  9. That’s funny, but I think I would be a little sad. Maybe I better start singing our little guy a few different lullabies (instead of just “Goodnight Sweetheart”) so that I don’t get my feelings hurt!

  10. The Professor

    I love that! The little guy wants some variety! Cute 🙂

  11. Haha… very cute 🙂 Maybe you’re going to have to start making up songs!

  12. it’s cute how they can get their point across isn’t it?! super cute.

  13. This kid cracks me up. I love that he thinks you’re his personal jukebox!

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