Like everybody, we love to listen to music in the car. Two of our favorite story CDs are Seal Maiden and Gift of the Tortoise. Both are excellent CDs, very musical, with captivating stories full of powerful images that fire up Dinah’s and Djuna’s imaginations.
We listen to great music, too. We love Dan Zanes’ CD Catch That Train and we also love Jazz for Kids: Sing, Clap, Wiggle and Shake. And if you know anything at all about my husband, you won’t be surprised to hear that he has already started teaching our daughters about the Beatles. It’s obligatory.
The favorite song of the moment then shows up when the girls are swinging at the park. A few weeks ago, Dinah and Djuna were all about Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds — at top volume.
Lately, my husband has been playing the Carpenters in the car. Dinah, especially, is completely enchanted with them and is learning the lyrics to every song.
So now, Dinah’s swinging song of choice is Rainy Days and Mondays. Picture an adorable, blonde 4-year-old girl-child soaring on a swing, feet practically touching the sky, singing Rainy Days and Mondays. Every time she gets to the chorus, “Rainy days and Mondays al-ways get me-e down,” I crack up. It’s so funny to see a sweet, happy child singing about having the blues.
This morning, they were practicing the words to Let Me Be The One. They were having a great time singing LOUD in the car, and then continued singing even after we got out and started walking toward the day camp sign-in.
Djuna’s version of the chorus to Let Me Be The One is “Lemon be the one.”
So that’s what is running through my head this morning as I sit with Dwayne at Zephyr, an awesome local coffee shop: Lemon be the one.