It is now my summer time. It actually started about two weeks ago. The university is pretty quiet now and I don’t have my sweet grand girls five days a week. I am still adjusting to the quiet and the freedom to stay in my pjs for hours.
The girls did come over for a few hours the other day. Since the first one was born, Lucy, I sang to her. She liked to fuss a lot with me and singing certain songs always worked to comfort her. They still do at the age of four. One song I sang to her was Sloop John B – I changed the words a little so I wasn’t giving her ideas to drink all night and get into a fight to: Singing all night – till it was nearly daylight. It works. Her other favorite is JJ Heller’s song, The Boat Song. She both loved the song and the music video on youtube.
Penny, however, didn’t take to those songs. Her comfort songs became How Much Is That Doggie In The Window, Jesus Loves Me, and Shake it Off by Taylor Swift. She can watch that video over and over. She travels to a different beat.
Since I took up the Ukulele a couple of years ago, I play their songs for them (except for shake it off – I do that a cappella). Well, I must show you what Penny June did with my uke. I normally don’t let them play it. But I put her hands in position and off she went……. I am bragging, I have that right, I think she is a natural.
Drum roll please…….. Penny June singing and playing How Much is That Doggie in the Window……..