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    A sailor went to sea, sea, sea

    Yep, I’m sitting here in bed with “A sailor went to sea, sea, sea” stuck in my head. There’s nothing better than getting the most annoying possible nursery jingle to lull you to sleep… or in my case not.

    I’ve been singing to G during the day, or should I say subjecting him to my completely tone-def voice. He smiles at me when I do, so obviously he’s either enjoying me making a fool out of myself through my exaggerated facial expressions, or laughing at how terrible I sound. Either way, the smile gets me, so until he tells me to shut up (I did this to my mom as her voice is apparently no better than mine), I’ll keep going.

    Nursery rhymes are never something I would have guessed I would have a hard time with. Not having English as my first language, or being raised in the US, makes singing along to some of these popular childhood songs pretty hard. I don’t know the lyrics, for one, nor the hand movements. I’m probably one of few people out there doing searches online for phrases like “itsy bitsy spider hand movements” or scouring YouTube for toddlers caught on camera by their parents performing the same.

    Honestly, it’s about as sad as playing baby-shower games with a group of non-American born women. Earlier this summer our neighbor threw a baby-shower for one of her friends. All of the women, host included, except for myself, were Russian, but they really wanted to play American baby-shower games. As such the hostess searched online for popular party activities and printed out “fill in the blank” nursery rhymes that each attendee was to complete. I tell you, there’s nothing better than a room-full of grown women trying to figure out why three men in a tub (of “Rub-a-dub-dub” fame) are taking a bath together.


    I can officially report that I now have the “Itsy Bitsy Spider”, “The Wheels on the Bus”, and “A sailor went to sea, sea, sea” under my belt.

    Yes, G this is a proud moment for your mommy!

    One response to “A sailor went to sea, sea, sea”

    1. Kelly Marie says:

      Do you know nursery rhymes in your native language? I think those would be very special to share with him. 🙂

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