McCumby Sing A Long

I’m sure I made up songs way before college but that little rap I made up in college was my best piece of work. I can’t even recall most of the lyrics now but I’ve been told it’s recorded somewhere. I pray my children NEVER hear it. My husband either…

Now that I’m “settled down” my songs are more kid friendly. My love of signing comes from my dad. Unfortunately I can’t carry a tune. I’m grateful my kids don’t care.

Barrett and I made up a few songs once to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle

Snow flake, snow flake falling downfalling down all on the ground.
White and fluffy, big and soft
Hold on to my sled so I don’t fall off.
Snow flake, snow flake falling down
falling down all on the ground.

Snow flake, snow flake falling down
falling down all on the ground.
White and fluffy, falling south.
Stick out my tongue, catch one in my mouth.
Snow flake, snow flake falling down
falling down all on the ground.

We have a raindrop song too 🙂

Now on to the more stinky song. To the tune of “Humps” by Black Eyed Peas

I love my little KieKie
Even when he’s stinky
He’s got a smelly booty
but he’s cutie pa tootie
My Kiekie, my little stinky boy. Take a wiff

My children inherited my love for altering songs. Merricks’ tend to be about farting and pooping but Barrett is more creative with his lyrics. It’s a fun game we play.  Daily someone is signing in the house. It’s pretty cool.


Lasting Memories (A post never published from January 2014)

Did you see the version of “What Does The Fox Say“?

Did you watch the mom’s version on “What My Kids Say?”

My family and I thought it was funny. I would change up a couple of lyrics (I hate you mom? YIKES) but overall it does a pretty good job of nailing motherhood. When the video was over Merrick starts singing “What does dad say? Do this and this and this and this. What does dad say?” HAHAHAHAHHAH That’s funny stuff right there.

I was throwing Kierran up in the air the other day. Whenever I do this I think quickly “Has he eaten recently and is there any chance he’ll puke?” I’ve scene too many movies. I figured I was in the clear for puke. He drooled in my eye. Still equally as disgusting and caused me temporary blindness. He’s lucky I valued him enough to prevent him from hitting the floor. With one eye in operation I caught him.

Barrett is learning fractions at school. He came home from school with math homework and a birthday invitation that was for the previous weekend. In the homework packet one assignment was to fold a piece of paper into a fraction. I grabbed the birthday invite. We missed the party anyway. Barrett said
“No mom, I can’t use that!”
“Because I’ll go to school and he’ll see I’m using his birthday invite and it might hurt his feelings” Barrett started to tear up not doubt imagining what it would feel like to him if that happened. I agreed with him and held him as he wept. He is such a sensitive, empathetic, caring, thoughtful soul. I told him he was a wonderful friend and Gabe is a lucky boy to have him as one. Now the only time this side of him is absent is when dealing with his brothers. Like tonight when Scott brought home a truck he was test driving Barrett got to go for a little spin and wasted NO TIME throwing it in his brothers face.