Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"A Swiss Boy Went Yodeling"

So lately Jack has been a bit manic. He'll go from happy to screaming and wailing at a moment's notice. All the time. And more than the tiny baby stuff he used to do. After a feeding, in the middle of playing, etc. Does this happen to other babies or is he overly sensitive?

Anyways, one thing that has been working really well to make him happy is to sing to him. Now, I can't sing at all (AT ALL) and John was getting mad at me for seeing the first songs that popped in to my head which always seemed to be terrible pop songs...Jason Mraz, Train, etc. I know, I know. I can't explain it. I know they're terrible. They just popped into my head in the middle of his screaming. So lately I've switched over to camp songs. And, guess what? They work great!! More than great. The little guy is delighted by them. I think it's the sing-songy rhythm and the big hand gestures that go with all the verses. But, man, it's working like a charm. I even got the hubby to start singing them because they work so well. Let's hope it lasts!


  1. Camp songs are so perfect! I had the same problem - I couldn't remember any kids' songs until I remembered some of them from camp. Oh, Wolahi - the gift that keeps on giving.

  2. I think I'm gonna need a huge sing along next time I visit. :)

  3. Al Green is working his magic as I write. I'm just saying. Blast that music and dance. Sophia's also a fan of mambo.

    Thanks to the power of the Google, Owen and I now know the lyrics to Mary Had a Little Lamb, Hush Little Baby, etc. Old MacDonald has become her bedtime ritual, mainly because her Ma and Pa can make up lyrics forever...