Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Silly Sing-a-Long

Our kids LOVE to sing. On any given day, it's never hard to find a group of kids ready to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle" or "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" with all the hand motions. They learn a lot of these songs in pre-school and also from the nannies, and it's adorable hearing them sing their own versions - sometimes getting the words or the motions all jumbled.

For some reason, Liam's favorite song is "Do Your Ears Hang Low?" It's a little bit of a random song that we started singing with him several months ago. None of the other children request this tune, but it is definitely Liam's favorite. It's gotten to be such a habit between us, that every time he sees me walking into the playroom, he'll run over with his hands hanging by his ears - his signal that he wanted to sing that song (with all the hand motions too, of course).

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o'er your shoulderLike a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

Liam was recently in the hospital, so I hadn't seen him for a couple weeks. It's amazing how quickly kids grow and develop, so when I spotted him in the back yard last Friday, I was immediately struck by how fast this adorable little toddler is growing.

For a split second, I wondered if maybe he'd outgrown our little routine.

But then from across the yard, he spotted me, yelled "Ayi!!" (auntie), and brought his little hands up to his ears. In the days since then, I've still been so amazed at how quickly his vocabulary has progressed and how much heavier he is to pick up. (This little man is growing fast!) But as fast as he's growing, I love that he still enjoys cuddling into my lap to sing our favorite little song.


  1. It is indeed amazing to see how quickly they grow up! I love the water babies videos.
    mommy to Lillian

  2. OK, the ONLY way this could get any cuter is if WE in the blogger world could actually HEAR this adorable song! :0)

  3. SO great to see a post about Liam. We live for seeing him here!!! He's just adorable. I agree- the only thing better would be a video of this! :) Thanks! You made us all smile today with this post!!!