Sunday, December 26, 2010


Thank goodness for the net. That's all I have to say.

Every night at my son's bedtime, I sing to him. Usually it's just a nursery rhyme song or something short and sweet, but over the holiday season, it's been Christmas carols... it's the only time I have a captive audience to perform for, LOL. Anyway, I love singing, and I love carols, so it's all good. Until my son asked me tonight for Little Drummer Boy and I totally drew a blank after the first 4 lines of the song. I just couldn't think of what came next!

So I'm looking at my son, all tucked into bed, idolizing me as I sing, looking to me with a huge smile and big warm eyes, expecting me to finish the song. I cleared my throat and tried it again from the start, thinking it would just magically come to me, but at the same exact spot, I stalled again. The third try was unsuccessful as well. So I made a joke, he laughed, I said hold on... I know what to do, and ran out to retrieve my laptop.

Thank you google, and thank you to the lyric site I found within 10 seconds. Phewph. The bedtime singing ritual was saved!

I actually really like singing that song too. I wonder if he'll ask for it again tomorrow night.

Jules :Olalalalaaaa!


SIMON said...

Bet it was.....
♪ The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum ♪


don said...

That's a nice story.

Tys on Ice said...

:)...if i sang my son to sleep, he wud have had nightmares...

merry chirstmas , jules.

Jules said...

No Si, cuz that's in the 3rd verse. It was "our finest gifts we bring" that caught me up.

Don - Aww, thanks for saying so! Ya, I've always sang him to sleep. It used to be 4 or 5 songs when he was a baby, then it lessened to 3 songs as a toddler, now I just sing him one song at bedtime. But we sing lots all the time now, so I only miss the bedtime songs a little bit. ;)

Tys - Oh come on, I'm sure your singing is delightful.. wait.. maybe you're right. Don't test the theory. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Diary of a Gay Soldier's Husband said...

Jeez, all I could remember was "Pa rum pa pum pum..." FAIL!