Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Goodnight Moon

The other day I was reading one of the many blogs I am obsessed with. In it the author mentioned what songs she sings to her daughter at night. It was an interesting selection of songs and it made me think about the songs I sing to my boys at night.

Every night we sing: E-I-E-O, Twinkle Twinkle, Itsy Bitsy Spider, and Jingle Bells

For a variety I throw in: You are my Sunshine, Daisy Daisy, K-K-K-Katie

And on really bad nights I end up singing all 10 verses of: The Ants go Marching (which I hate but calms both boys)

Most of the songs I sing are just because those are the ones I remember my mom singing, or the only ones I know the words to. Jingle Bells, I blame on my husband. He can not remember the words to many songs so he ended up singing that one day to my oldest son, and now it is a required night time song!

So, what do you sing to your kids at night? Or, what songs do you remember hearing as a child?

1 comment:

Michelle said...

For D and L I sang two songs nightly: Take me out to the ballgame and A bicycle built for two, otherwise known as the baseball song and the bicycle song.

My all time favorite, that I sang all the time to them, and now to my nephews, and frankly, anytime I feel like singing is "You are my sunshine". That is the song I remember Mom singing, and it's tied to the my very early years.