Hush, little baby, don't say a word,
Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird.
If that mockingbird don't sing,
Mama's gonna buy you a diamond ring.
If that diamond ring turns to brass,
Mama's gonna buy you a looking glass.
If that looking glass gets broke,
Mama's gonna buy you a billy-goat.
If that billy-goat won't pull,
Mama's gonna buy you a cart and bull.
If that cart and bull turns over,
Mama's gonna buy you a dog named Rover.
If that dog named Rover won't bark,
Mama's gonna buy you a horse and cart.
If that horse and cart falls down,
You'll still be the sweetest little baby in town.
This is a picture of Jack taking a nap here the other day. He's so darn cute. The purpose of me sharing this is to tell you a little story about that song. When Britt was a very young child I would sing that song to her. Every time I sang it she would cry. (no, I don't have a bad singing voice LOL!) It wasn't a regular cry and was an emotional cry, like the song invoked some kind of feeling in her. I always thought it was odd that she would cry like that. When Tim was a baby I would sing it to him as well (remember they are 18 years apart in age so he wasn't around when I would sing to her). Whenever I would sing it to him he would start crying, the same kind of emotional cry! When he was old enough to share his feelings I asked him why he would cry and he told me that it reminded him of being a baby and he missed it.
Just out of curiosity I have sung the song to Mackenzie (who knows, it could have been a genetic fluke that it makes children in my family cry). Apparently she has escaped that gene....nothing! Well, she did sit on my lap and let me sing it to her. I tried singing it to Jack the other day. The verdict is still out on him. He's too young. Don't worry though I'll keep you updated!
Christmas in NYC
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