For Posterity

i-9dc84d4d9156dccb30d5f62466b4219a-swblocks.jpg(to the tune of "Hush, little baby")

Speak little child, and make lots of sounds

And keep growing in leaps and bounds

We'll be busy as bumblebees

We'll catch the waves that crash on the seas

We'll go for strolls and walks in the park

We'll draw lots of sidewalk art

We'll run through sprinklers on days when it's hot

We'll sing songs and laugh a lot

We'll climb a mountain to touch the sky

We'll bake you a blueberry pie

I'd give you the stars above

For you are my one true love.

These days Minnow would rather have a story at bedtime than a lullaby, but this lullaby was sung multiple times daily from age 6 weeks to about 1.5 years. The original words were simply too materialistic for my taste, but the tune was simple and appealing. And I'm happy to report that we've already done many of the things in the song.

I love you, Minnow.

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I love this! It's so sweet.

By JessSnark (not verified) on 10 Jun 2009 #permalink

Dear Sciencewoman,
That is very sweet, and you are an excellent mother.
However, I would advise against handing out stars to your child.

Stars are gigantic radiating unshielded nuclear explosions. Like plastic bags, they are not suitable for children under three. While older children can generally manage their white-hot temperature, ionizing radiation, and incredible magnetic and gravitational fields, even 8 and 9-year-olds should be supervised when playing with stellar-sized thermonuclear gas balls. After all, you wouldn't want Minnow putting one in her mouth without blowing on it first to cool it off...