Thursday, March 22, 2012

Not exactly what I had in mind as a voice major...

In a couple of months, it will have been 10 years since graduating from (in my "unbiased opinion," of course) the best liberal arts college in the country.  While I was there, I thoroughly enjoyed my choice to major in music (in vocal performance).  It's funny to think back to all of those super-difficult theory and ear training classes (again, my opinion), and to imagine telling my student self that in 10 years, I will have 2 kiddos that are very familiar with various Solfege patterns, because I have happily incorporated them into their bedtime songs  each night.  :)  And if that doesn't seem random to hear as a 21 year old music major, then surely tonight's experience will...

Ya know when you're singing to your kids at night, and they say, "sing the (fill in the blank) song!"?  And you know they're just assuming every possible theme/tv character has its own nighttime song?  Or, I guess another possibility would be that they're trying every possible way to extend the time leading up to the point that they have to go to bed . . . and hey, why not throw out a random request and watch Mommy squirm as she tries to come up with an awesome song on the fly?!

Yeah...usually I turn vehicular-themed requests into songs by adjusting the lyrics to "The Wheels on the Bus."

Frequent request, of late:


The wheels on the firetruck go round and round, round and round, round and round...
The ladder on the firetruck goes up and down, up and down, up and down...
The hose on the firetruck goes squirt, squirt, squirt...*
The firefighters say, "Yay, we did it!  Yay, we did it, Yay, we did it!"
The firefighters say, "Yay, we did it!  We saved the people!"

*Note:  I tried "squirt, squirt, SPRAAAAY" and "spray, spray, spray," but my lil' guy seems to prefer "squirt" and ONLY "squirt," even though this doesn't seem as realistic.

Moving on...

Lately, I've had the following request:


I think I've tried a few different variations/original tunes (that's the nicest way to describe my "raw" attempts), but it was tonight's little accident that finally became "the one."  I was exhausted, and almost totally asleep, as I rocked, in an over-sized, super comfy, reclining chair, that we paid more for than other, similar items in our house, because, obviously, having the "perfect" chair for breastfeeding takes, yeah... in the pitch-black room, when Everett states his next song request from the crib across the room:

As noted above, "SING THE 'MONSTERS INC.' SONG!!!"

And somehow, almost completely passed out (at not even 8pm), thinking about the Starbucks beverage en route to our house, courtesy of the hubster, I came up with this little gem:

(Sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star")

Sully, Mike, and Little Boo...
They all like to sing to you.
Sully's blue and Mike is green;
Little Boo, she likes to scream.
Sully, Mike, and Little Boo...
They all say 'good night' to you.  :)

Annnnnyway.  This is me trademarking my super-awesome (LOL!) "Monsters Inc. Song."  Just had to share my little composition that resulted from an inability to over-think, and instead, the involuntary allowance of my subconscious to take over...