Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Nearly the Same Thing

Last night around dinnertime, Genevieve started begging for "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." She kept saying it over and over, and when you imagine this, you must recall the fact that she cannot pronounce the letters "s" or "r." She knows this song from a Raffi CD, so naturally I thought she was asking me to put on the music. But she clambered over to our games-and-activities cupboard, opened the door, and pointed emphatically to the shelf, saying "Mama, Swing Low Sweet Chariot! Swing Low Sweet Chariot!"

What was she pointing to? The children's board game "Hi Ho, CHERRY-O."

Christopher and I laughed for a long, long time. Funny little Vivi.

3 comments:

Christopher Tassava said...

I thought for sure that she was going to blow up when she realized that we found her so amusing, but instead she played along, singing, "Hi ho, sweet cherry-o, comin' for to take-a me home," as we played.

Mnmom said...

She must be growing up - it didn't end in a melt down.

I remember when the twins were enamored of the book "Babushka Baba Yaga" by Patricia Polacco. One night we cooked sish-kabob on the grill. Jean said she like that "sish-ka-ba-ba-yaga".

Donna said...

Hilarious!
(And also very glad it didn't end in a meltdown; she is growing up!)