Tuesday, August 03, 2010


It's a day to mark on your calendars, everyone, oh yes it is!

August 3rd, 2010.

The day we finally got to put Kaiya to bed WITHOUT singing Jingle Bells! Hooray!!

We have been singing that blasted song to her every nap and bed time since mid-December. Yes, we probably could have made this stop earlier, but who's going to argue with a bed-time routine that consists of Rock-a-bye Baby, a hug and a kiss, and Jingle Bells? Admittedly, Jingle Bells three times through... but only the chorus (?!) When you're two tired parents of a very busy two-year old, let's face it, you're just going to go with the flow. Especially when not going with the flow results in much screaming and crying.

Yet as the months dragged on, and it became June, July, and finally August, something simply had to be done. It was getting embarrassing, and I noticed we were singing extra quietly whenever guests were over.

So tonight, with much coaxing, and with Kaiya in an unusually agreeable mood, we ditched Jingle Bells.

And replaced it with... Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.

Here's to the next six or so months!


mariaborito said...

that's funny. we sing twinkle twinkle religiously too. i'm okay with it. we also play the same music tape to her every night over and over again. yay kaiya! diversify!

Suzanne said...

That's hilarious. Way to take the stand.

Mama B. said...

That's awesome (both your stamina and that you were able to ditch it).

The Little Miss was on a Hallelujah kick for the longest time. Not Handel's Messiah, but Rufus Wainright. First verse, chorus, repeat. And repeat...

Michael said...

Good! Now I don't have to learn the words to Jingle Bells.