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January 15, 2004

May I Have This Dance?

As do most young children, Oliver, now 9 1/2 months, LOVES music. Last night we caught an advertisment on Channel M. The "Little Note Choir", an adorable assembly of young Asian children, was singing wishes of Gung Hay Fat Choy. In the seconds preceeding the ad, Oliver was banging one of his maraca rattles on the floor. As soon as he heard the singing he was virtually paralized. Then...he did an "Ella move"...he started to bounce up and down - not really in time with the music, but he had the right idea!

So, Oliver and I started a new bedtime routine...we'll keep our fingers crossed! After bathtime, we pop in a mellow CD, grab Piccles (his cuddly, velvet blanket), dim the lights and sway to the music. He grabs Piccles with one arm and my neck with the other...is there any better way to end your day?! Then it's a warm bottle, one last dance and off to dreamland he goes!

One of my favorite CDs these days, is a collection put together by Martha, yes, that Martha. I'm still on the "anti-Martha" train, but curiousity got the best of me and I couldn't resist checking this one out. It's titled "Sleepytime" (here's an Amazon.com review link) and is packaged in her usual fingerprint design. By the way, the CD is available at many branches of the Vancouver Public Library for those that don't want to make the purchase. I'm quite fond of most of the artists and have been enjoying their renditions of these sleepy tunes for a few months now.

Posted by penny at 04:27 PM in Parenting Tips, Reflections, The Sound of Music | Permalink


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His BLANKET has a name? Very cute.

I'm definitely having Ollie withdrawal. Back to work for one week and I'm missing out on delicious BLTs........AND I've been replaced by a new mum! Yes, I'm even missing the mums. The traitors!!

Posted by: go-Daddy-O | Jan 15, 2004 8:40:50 PM

The name was required so that when Daddy was asked to grab the "yellow" blanket, he knew which one to get.

Perhaps the occassional blog entry would make you feel like you're still part of the mums?! Then there would be a better chance of us trying to meet around YOUR schedule!

Posted by: penny | Jan 16, 2004 3:16:03 PM

"Occasional" blog entry, eh?

One word, my Mummy friend: JAPAN!!!!!!

Posted by: go-Daddy-O | Jan 22, 2004 6:09:44 PM

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