Itsy Bitsy Spider

Today, we did a lot of the same old, same old…walked to the playground, went to the dog park, watched fish and turtles in the pond, ate lunch, sang a whole damn song totally unprompted out of the blue what the hell?

Yes, it’s the first time he’s sung anything longer than “A, B, C, D, F, G.” Yes, that’s how he sings it. Shut up. He’s brilliant.

And yes, you can start feeling bad for the second child now, because they’ll pretty much have to sing this while tap dancing on stilts and juggling flaming machetes before we’ll notice. Even then, we’ll only say, “That’s nice dear, don’t light the curtains on fire.”

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  • He’s clearly got the important parts of the song down. He’s like the Hemingway of the toddler set.

  • I am glad to see that he at least gets dressed to go out. As a redhead, he should learn to cover up at an early age.

    I could tell what he was singing by the hand motions. As far as the alphabet song goes, your enunciation helps his. On the other hand, it brings us fun statements as words run together or we do not really understand what we are hearing, like the song about the bathroom on the right.

  • Amama: I suppose that’s a literary compliment, although I’m not so sure it’s a mental health compliment.

    CAGirl: Yeah, we’ve got to be vigilant about the sunblock, especially since there’s nowhere he’d rather be than “Outside!”

    And yeah, gestures help. So does context. And sometimes we realize five minutes later what he really wanted. He’s still patient with us as we learn his language.

  • Here I am again. I tried to leave you a message and my computer wigged out on me and wouldn’t let me do it.

    It is always nice to see a baby climbing into bed. Of course the next step will be to climb to the top of the swingset (hopefully more than 10 feet up) and then shinny across the top, stopping his mother’s heart while she quietly says, “Be careful.”

    I hope certain naked youngsters know the follow up to singing itsy bitsy spider, would be to allow the parents to let that same spider wiggle all over (especially the tickly spots.) That is what frequently happens in our house.

  • Totally literary. I always forget about those other Hemingway facts. 3B certainly doesn’t need to live in Cuba, watch bullfights, or have 3 million cats.