For several months now singing songs at bedtime has been part of our routine with T. This is how most nights go once he is lying in bed:
Mommy and Daddy: What songs do you want to sing tonight?
T: 2 cat songs, 2 bubble songs, and 2 twinkle twinkle (same as every night)
You're probably thinking, "Ok I know Twinkle Twinkle, but what are cat songs and bubble songs?"
It started with Twinkle Twinkle. We just started lying in his bed with him, cuddling, and staring at the star projections on the ceiling from his Twilight Turtle, singing the lullaby.
Then one night while staring at his Fisher Price aquarium he requested a bubble song. Bubble song? So we made one up to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle. At first Tyler tried to get creative with lyrics, but they were always so ridiculous and all the laughing got T wound up. So now the only lyric is "bubble", for the entire Twinkle Twinkle tune.
We used to offer singing one of each song, but he would always negotiate two.
Not too long ago he asked for the 'cat' song. This is from watching Wiggle and Learn, where they have one bit that is this jazzy scene with cats dancing in an alleyway while the Wiggles hang out on balconies, and they all sing "Meowwww, meow meow meow meow meow meow meowwwwwwwwww". So we added cat song to the repertoire, and while we sing it T likes to make cat-like motions with his 'paw', and requests that we do too. So cute!
Last weekend while we were visiting my dad's he said we didn't have to sing the bubble song since we didn't bring his aquarium with us.
Kids are so funny. Who knows where they come up with the things they do!
As of late he has started asking to sing more Wiggles songs before bed as well. We will usually sing Hot Potato once but have to leave it there, or else we'd be in his room all night belting out renditions of Fruit Salad and Rock a Bye Your Bear.
He is just too cute. I love my Big Guy!