What mom never sings a lullabye? We all have our special songs we sing to our little ones over and over in hopes to soothe them, lull them to sleep, and keep our sanity. My song is “Lullabye” by Billy Joel. It’s the song my father and I danced to at my wedding. It’s a song that is special to all of us. My boys are 7, 5, and 3, and still request it almost nightly.
It’s been a long 7 years of singing and sometimes, well I’m sorry but sometimes, this mama is so sick of singing it! It’s long! I even try tricking them by just singing the last verse. What used to be so special makes me go “ugh.” My husband brought up a little CD player from the basement last week and I searched for my Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits Vol. 3 CD. Ahhh. They were thrilled to hear it on repeat a couple of times. I was thrilled not to sing it…again. Although, I must give my husband some credit here…he’s learned all of the lyrics and sings it too (thank you!).
As I tucked Finn into bed last night he asked for “the lullabye.” Except he chose his words very carefully, “Mom, I want my ya-ya-bye from your mouth!” I guess he was sick of the CD. Only a mommy sings it just right I guess.
Do you have a special song you sing to your kids at bedtime?
Good night my angel time to close your eyes…