Friday, May 28, 2010
Old MacJordan had a truck, E-I-E-I-O
One of the things that Nick discovered calms Big J down when he is flipping out - particularly on the changing table - is Happy Birthday.
So we sing, "Happy birthday to you..." Over and over and over.
Old MacDonald works equally well, and at least there's some variation. We were bringing him home past his bedtime last weekend and he was really screamy and cranky in the back seat.
And so we sang Old Fucking MacDonald. Allll the way home from Springfield. Which took, I dunno, somewhere near forever.
You go through all the animals you know. And then you start reaching. We took turns.
"And on his farm he had some...buzzards? E-I-E-I-O! With a buzz buzz here, and a buzz buzz there..."
"...And on his farm he had some okapi! E-I-E-I-O! With an ok ok here and a pi pi there..."
"...And on his farm he had a gin and tonic..."
At which Nick pointed out that we could actually recycle animals. It's not like J would know.
Happy weekend, all!
With a week week here and an end end there...