Saturday, January 29, 2011
"There once was a baby named Dylan, whose smile sent my heart just a thrillin'. His eyes were so blue and they said, "I love you," there once was a baby named Dylan.
Did you ever make up lullabies for your children? Rewriting song lyrics and sometimes coming up with entirely new songs is a fun pastime of mine. Like the little ditty above, which has a unique melody and four verses, I used to revel in making these up, often spontaneously for my kids.
"Zachy, how I love ya, how I love ya, my baby Zachy. You got a smile as bright as the fourth of July, and when you smile like that, it makes my heart sigh . . . ."
Bathtime at our house would be raucous affairs with all kinds of loud silliness and splashing. A car ride on a bumpy road could make us burst into songs that made no sense, had no point, and sometimes no end. Once I rewrote the lyrics to the Battle of New Orleans. I turned it into a fishing song that was hilarious but I couldn't sing it worth a darn. The key just wouldn't stick in my head. Bette Midler's Wind Beneath My Wings turned into a parody on peeps who aren't very nice to others. We sang that around the campfire for years.
Do you do these crazy things with your friends and families? It sure makes for some fun memories. Share your memories and crazy ideas here.
Until the next time.