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I need to expand my lexicon

Charlotte has started to have nightmares on and off.  Perfectly normal, and not something I'm worried about.  But when she has a really bad night like she is tonight, I'll go up and hold/rock her.  It's more for me than for her, honestly.  But I've discovered tonight that I need to learn a few more songs.  I've got "Personal Penguin" down cold because it's one of her favorite books.  After that she gets "A Monster's Lullaby," which is actually sweet and quite appropriate.  But after that I tend to segue into various things I've learned in the SCA and assorted Tom Lehrer.  If I send her off to school singing "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park," there's gonna be some 'splainin' to do...

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golden_meliades
Feb. 25th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Songs for children ALL tend to be 'cute', so singing literal lullabies or any song for written for a child, you don't really get to choose what type of person you are...cute is just the default.

I'm not into cute either, and I think kid ditties are really insipid, but I can remember them and at least they're easy to sing. It doesn't matter what you sing anyway, as far as the soothing aspect goes...it's all about tone.

Unfortunately, children do tend to remember the most incriminating phrases better than anything else.