Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Now You'll Have the Song Stuck in Your Head

For possibly the first time in her life, Nutmeg has a song stuck in her head. We know this because she sings it ALL DAY LONG. The song is "Baa Baa Black Sheep, Have You Any Wool." She has done the straight version, the shouting-out-the-words-with-no-melody version, and the other night she did a charmingly syncopated version -- she was clearly jamming. All this despite that she gets a little confused in the "one for my..." part and by the end is really just mumbling.

Tonight we made carrot muffins again, with her up on a chair helping me at the counter. When we got to the baking soda, I realized we were out. I searched the cupboards, then concluded that we needed to borrow some. She looked intently at the paper I was reading the recipe from, and said, as if reading, "Need borrow baking soda." We went downstairs and borrowed some, Nutmeg happily petting Neighbor Glenn's dog while he put 2 teaspoons of bicarbonate soda in a Baggie. Then, as we were leaving, she casually says, "Thanks for the baking soda."

There was a flurry of inter-sibling communications this weekend on Epu's side of the family, planning Christmas. His sister eloped about a month ago, and his other sister is engaged, and his brother has a steady. So suddenly there are 5 couples celebrating Xmas together, if you count his parents. Plus Nutmeg. With everyone having different arrival and departure dates, there was much e-mailing about how to fit in many fun holiday activities. I'm already getting excited. Thanksgiving, on the other hand, is going to be kind of a dud, since we decided not to fly home. We have one lousy friend coming over for dinner. Oh well, at least he's bringing us a DVD copy of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."


Hillary said...

Phoebe started singing right about this time. Good or bad - it hasn't stopped. Her song of choice is "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." She has been singing it for months now.
Luckily we have introduced other songs for variety, but it's her old stand by.

The best is when we are in the car. We have the radio on, and there she is, trying to sing OVER the radio. Somehow I think it's cute everytime.

Moxie Mom said...

Oh, and thank you for the encouraging words. Sometimes I make Ken out to be insensitive, when really he's not. But you are right. Your advice means alot to me.

Kori said...

Mike is busily trying to figure out whether Julia or Nicole is the eloper. He's Mr. Curious.

Hope you have a good low-key holiday. We are attending 2 dinners within 3 hours of each other, so wish us luck.