Saturday, June 25, 2011

From Serenader to Serenadee

Every night at bedtime, the last thing we do is sing a song. "Baby Mine," "Twinkle" and one of our new favorites... "You Are My Sunshine."
Recently, Lily has begun singing these songs (and many others) along with us. This makes the calming down idea of this routine a little mute, but she enjoy it so much! Who am I to make her stop?
Yesterday morning, she turned the tables on me a little bit...
Before leaving for work, I was enjoying some snuggle time with my bean when she reached over, placed her hand on my cheek and started to sing, "My only sunshine, you make me happy when skies are grey. You'll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away."
First of all, I realize that the first line of the song is missing. For some reason, she has edited this line out of the song.
Secondly, no... she didn't say ALL of those words, but since I am currently fluent in toddler-ese, I heard every word.
The whole thing truly boggles my mind. Our children learn so much from us every single day- speech, laughter, songs... then one day (much earlier than you'd like to think) they start teaching us.
I am lucky to be an educator. I am lucky to have so many talented students. But above all, I am lucky to be the student of such a lovely little girl.