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?

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. mamaandmummy

    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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