Singing Lullabies

My singing voice is atrocious.  Out of consideration for others, I like to avoid using it, and I’m okay with that.  Other than my brief fascination with punk rock in the ’90’s, I’ve never really considered myself a musical person.  BUT, when my baby wouldn’t stop crying the other night, I felt a bizarre and unyielding urge to sing a lullaby.

He had been fed and changed and bounced, so I decided to stop fighting the urge, and sing. I sang:

“Hush little baby don’t say a word,
mamma’s gonna buy you a mocking bird.
And if that mocking bird don’t sing,
mamma’s gonna buy you a diamond ring

And if that diamond ring don’t shine….”

I sang that lullaby with all my might.

Then the husband entered the room and suggested I stop singing that to him. Immediately, my defenses went up. I thought:

How DARE he suggest I stop singing. I am experiencing a motherly moment, here. Henry doesn’t care if my singing voice rivals the sound of a donkey on crack. 

Before I could open my mouth to say anything, the husband continued:

“I think he would sleep better if he knew you weren’t wasting your efforts on buying faulty items and defective mocking birds.”

Henry in glasses

Here is a picture of Henry that has nothing to do with the topic of this post, but, I think the glasses are becoming on him.

26 thoughts on “Singing Lullabies

  1. How about singing:

    Oh, Henry, oh Henry;
    Henry’s a little boy.
    Oh, Henry, oh Henry;
    Henry’s such a joy.
    He has ten toes and a little nose
    That honks and snorts and sometimes blows.
    Oh, Henry, oh Henry;
    Henry’s a little boy.

    There. Now you know the words to the tune you can’t get out of your head. 🙂


  2. My apologies for not popping in sooner, Amy. Life ate me and spit me out! it’s been…ridiculous.

    But on to that boy of yours! I’m loving the poindexters. 🙂 (My x- husband actually charmed and ensnared me with a pair of those during our wild and willy courtship days. Apparently, they’re a hit with the ladies.) And I say sing to your heart’s content! I doubt seriously your child will develop any maldaptive behaviors as a result of singing him a maldaptive lullaby…hahaha. Too funny…

    I’m running a million miles an hour but had to stop by to heck on you guys! So good to see your little guy is doing well. 😉

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