Wednesday, June 23, 2010

How Wonderful Life Is....

Henry loves to be sung to sleep. When he is fussy, music is one of the only things that soothes him--just like his mommy when she was little! At about 3 weeks of age, we had a particularly long night where I was sitting in the glider singing every song I could remember most of the words to in order to keep him calm, when I started singing a song that once the words came out of my mouth nearly had me in tears--how incredibly appropriate the lyrics were! So, I thought I would share it with you.

Your Song
Elton John

It's a little bit funny,this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money, but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live.

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much, but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song, and this one's for you.

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind
That I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world.

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on.

So excuse me forgetting, but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is, what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen.

Our bedtime routine usually consists of singing "Little Bird" and then "Your Song." By the time I get through both songs he is usually snoozing and has his binky half out of his mouth--a sign deep sleep is usually near.

This routine may be more important for me than it is for him right now, as Henry is such a big boy, he is now sleeping in his own room and has graduated from the bassinet to his crib! I think the transition was harder on me than anyone else, but he seems to be liking it and is sleeping about 5-6 hours at a time before waking only with intermittent cries for a lost binky here and there:)

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