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Rock-a-bye Baby

I've said before that my kids are weird. Lately, after baths, I will take Colin into his room (he's usually the first one who wants to get out of the tub).  He is wrapped in a towel and has learned from his older brother that if he tells me he is cold, I will snuggle up with him to warm him up.

Well now, he also says: "baby".  Which means, I get to hold him like a baby and rock him, while singing "Rock-a-bye Baby".  But instead of baby, I have to use his name.  And at the part of the song where the bough breaks and the cradle falls, I have to make a largely dramatic impression of me falling over on the "baby".  Odd, but he loves it. 

And Keira and Connor line up patiently for their turns as well. 

Of course, like a minute later, they stop being babies and start running around like naked, screaming banshees while I'm yelling at them to get back in the room and get some clothes on.

However, for that one brief moment of time, I get to rock my baby again.  Without all the colic and sleepless nights that comes with having a real baby. ;)


Kama said…
I do a similar thing with Kitty but I hold her up high and swing her fast and then when the bough breaks part comes up I "drop" her into my lap while sing the down will come baby part in a deep sinister voice. Kitty loves it!
Annie said…
My girls still do the same thing.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Nicole M. said…
I sing the same way, using their names, pretending to drop them, having to do all three right after a bath, while they wear their towels. <3 And my three also then run around like naked weirdo's LOL!

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