|My little trooper|
And then I had to put it all on hold to take my four year old to the emergency room, with an apparent asthma attack.
She was SUCH a trooper.
So when I FINALLY got home at half past midnight, the last thing I was going to do was to finish a mix for Aunt Genocide. Don't get me wrong, I love her, but DD's need was greater.
So without further ado- a "Feel Better" mix for my wheezing daughter.
Because I am a good, kind mother, I expose my children to They Might Be Giants on a regular basis. In fact, recently DD told me her FAVORITE movie was "Here Come the ABC's" (thanks Aunt Ginger!). She and SI love this song, but until today they'd never seen it Tiny Tuned up.
I am certain that every child caught the "What's the Fox Say?" bug a few months ago. Mine were no exception. But unlike many parents, an answer struck me. "I know what the fox says!" I told them. "The fox says, OO DE LALLY!" (Coincidentally, the fox ALSO says "Long live King Richard!")
I don't know why exactly, but DD loves this song. She LOVES this song. And I have no objections. And it's nice for me, because it's been a while since I could look at Sarah McLachlan without immediately feeling a weird surge of dog related guilt.
DD never got over her Psy fever.
Another song that DD loves loves LOVES is Shalom Aleichem. And because she's a good girl, she likes it better with a little rock behind it. I'm so proud.
I'm a good mother. I expose my children to all the essential classics. DD is partial to this little number. Even if she generally prefers watching Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers ("She has such a pwetty dwess!"), whenever I sing this one, she starts kicking her feet around like mad. You know, tap dancing.
Ever since she was six months old, DD has LOVED this song. Recently, I've had to actually start playing the clean version, which is garbled nonsense. But let's face it, she's not listening for the lyrics. She's listening because she can bounce around to it. And honestly... that's why most people listen to music in the first place.
And one extra.
Nothing keeps this kid down.
I love her so much.