I never thought I would sing this much. I mean Disney princess movies and musicals are not my interest. But, a fragment of a song works to calm the baby, so I do it. I prefer it to the authoritarian Dad Voice. I use specific songs during specific tasks. And she really likes certain ones, so I’ve settled on them. Some examples:
- A bastardization of “Stayin’ Alive” that is “Stayin’ Dry” while changing the diaper
- Old MacDonald when she is bored in the carseat or resisting having to wear clothes
- Little Bunny Foo Foo when she wants Mama who is occupied (she anticipates my bonks on her head)
I’ve kind of gotten into a rut. I need to pick up some new songs. Please suggest your favorites.