It’s a boy!
My heart immediately sank. Then my eyes narrowed.
No, no I don’t believe you. You must be joking. Please tell me you are joking. It just has to be a girl!
Don’t worry; this is not how I acted when I learned that W was a boy. Rather, this was my seven year old self’s reaction upon finding out the news that my youngest sibling was a boy.
I was in utter shock. I already had two brothers. TWO. That was one more than necessary really. Now I was going to have another brother. It’s so absurd it even rhymes!
Yet, the moment I saw Bill’s tiny, little toes and adorable, little face the disappointment instantly disappeared. Bill is funny, kind, easy-going, and unfailingly happy. I would not trade him for all of the sisters in the world.
Music was one of Baby Bill’s favorite things. If my mom, brothers, and I were not in a constant state of singing while in the car, we would most certainly feel his wrath. My mom actually composed her own song all about Bill titled Poor Mr. Bill that had 20-some verses.
Bill has since grown up from listening to his family sing at the top of their lungs, most likely out of tune, to traveling the country attending music festivals. He currently attends Northern Michigan University wayyy up north. (Who knew that it wasn’t a part of Canada?) This semester, however, he is soaking up the warm weather in Disney World as an intern.
No matter where Uncle Bill is, we all miss him terribly. In honor of his 20th birthday, I am going to share a list of 20 favorite songs from another music-loving baby, W.
Here is the list of 20 songs to sing with your baby…
20 Songs to Sing with Your Baby
- The Wheels on the Bus
- If You’re Happy and You Know It
- Jelly on the Plate
- 5 Green and Speckled Frogs
- Down by the Bay
- 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
- 5 Little Ducks
- This Old Man
- Old McDonald Had a Farm
- Ants Go Marching
- I’m a Little Tea Pot
- Sing a Song of Sixpence
- Itsy Bitsy Spider
- Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star/ABC
- Ring Around the Rosey
- Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
- Tick, Tock
- London Bridge is Falling Down
Click HERE for the lyrics to any of these songs.
So, did I miss any songs? What’s your favorite song to sing to your baby?
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