I try to be careful about what music is playing when the kids are around. Just the thought of my kids singing some of the songs that play on the radio makes me cringe... for example Crazy B*&%... yeah, words like that are not something that I ever want to hear my innocent Lauren say, sing, or even think. I do want her to remain innocent as LONG as possible.
Recently she was walking around the house singing Your Body is a Wonderland. At first it caught me off guard and I didn't know what to think about it. Her little voice made the song adorable and I definitely didn't want to say ANYTHING to discourage her from singing. So I struck up a little conversation with her:
Mom: Lauren, your voice is so beautiful... I absolutely LOVE the way that you sing that song.
Lauren: It's my favorite.
(This must mean David Cook has received the boot. She used to be his No. 1 fan).
Mom: Oh yeah? Why is that?
Lauren: Because it's about the fair.
Mom: (More than a little amused) Please tell me more.
Lauren: Well my throat is the water-slide...
Mom: A slide?
Lauren: yes MOM... you are so silly. You know the RIDE at the fair. And my tummy is the Tilt-a-Whirl (one of her favs) spinning 'round n 'round mixing up all my food.
Mom: Of course! Silly me. Your little body is a wonderland (amusement park, fair).
As she was walking off singing the song, I was trying hard to conceal my laughter. The way her little mind works cracks me up. I love how she understands (and misunderstands) what people say, including me. (Her version is ALWAYS better). The world through her eyes is definitely a BEAUTIFUL and LOVING place. I am just thankful to be a part of it.
(To hear her song, click on the link below... and type in John Mayer)
3 hours ago