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You Know You're a Mother When: Your Child Has a Song

You Know You're a Mother When: Your Child Has a Song

Like I said, life's a musical once you bring home babe, but song writing isn't a pen and paper type activity. It's more like you tire of talking to your newborn without reply so you take up a tune or your tot is having a hissy so you hum to calm them. And, before you know it the makeshift lyrics have been committed to memory.

To see my kids' songs,


My daughter's song, "Love Bug" was concocted in the sleep deprivation and delirium that ensued after we came home from the hospital. Though we've tweaked the lyrics and remixed it from a lullaby to a jazz tune in the past four years, she still connects with it. My son's song, "10,000 Kisses" is a collaboration between my daughter and me. We invented the song and accompanying dance to make him belly laugh. And, now that he's a busy lil bugger, the choreographed motion of swooping him up in the air usually distracts him from whatever dangerous thing he's about to get into.

Does your tot have a tune?

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alethia037 alethia037 9 years
My mom made up SO many songs when we were growing up! Embarrassing songs that she actually gave titles to like, "thinkin about tink" when we had to pee, and "come on pooty" when we had to poop. Yeah. We also had "Gribin in the car" (my brother said gribing instead of driving). As I got older, we would change lyrics to songs all the time. Sadly, we still sing a lot of these songs, and I am now 26 and my bro is 34.
aembry396 aembry396 9 years
My mom had a song that she would sing to us when she would wash our hair in the sink. It sadly goes, "Shampoo Shampoo Shampoo hoo hoo." The best is my brother unconsiously did it in the showers after football practice one time and then the whole football team does it.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
my youngest has "you are special to me. special, special you. you are special to me you are special that is you". which is my total misunderstanding of lyrics the kids sang at a school function. i sang it to her and she said "hey that's cute! where'd you get it?" and when i said "your performance" she just looked at me and said "ah, no." and told me the actual words. oh well, we like it anyway.
skigurl skigurl 9 years
our whole family knew the song we made up for my little sister. when she was little she could twirl around on the ground on her butt, and we would sing to her! she also really liked the band Concrete Blonde, for some reason one of the funniest scenes from a movie is in Knocked Up when the little girl goes "I WANNA LISTEN TO GREEN DAY!"
Greggie Greggie 9 years
imcs, English songs are morbid, too. I never got lullabies. "Down will come baby, cradle and all"??
Baluk Baluk 9 years
I was surprised how much I sang to my children...I am not very musical and i have a terrible singing voice, but I would sing about everything, bath time is especially creative. I've started singing 'My darling Clementine' to my daughter, even though her name is Morgan, I add the 'tine' to the end to make it work. The lyrics always change depending on what my daughter is doing. When my son was a baby, I sang 'swing low sweet chariot' but I changed chariot to 'elliot' my son's name and all the words to the verses.
Nak-Nak Nak-Nak 9 years
Yes, she's got three: A napping song (which never really worked), a song about our family, and "What's going on in a your little little head." Though it has been a while since I've needed to sing any of them, she still gets a kick out it when I do.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
We have so many songs for each child! They are way too corny to share ;-)
anniekim anniekim 9 years
Both of my girls have songs that center around their names and offer general love and praise. They help calm them down when stressed or tired.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
Yes, each of my kids have their own song and my daughter loves music and singing so she sings along with hers. :sing:
imcs imcs 9 years
My mom was morbid. She used to sing me to sleep to old school spanish songs (some tangos) about murder and death. She said those were the longest, so I was guaranteed to fall assleep by the end of the song :) LOL
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
Aww so sweet! I don't have my own children yet but have made up songs for my cousins that I have spent so much time with since birth--they love it and their mother's own song for them! Also, all my little cousins call You are my Sunshine "my song" because I sing it the most.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
The Poopy Pants song has been sung to each of the three.
Angelica Angelica 9 years
Awwww. Cute!
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
My mom's song for me was one she made up. It's really cute and is centered around my "nick name" Pookie Bear. My little brother has one too that my mom made up.
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