Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Must be...Zoë

There's a song we like to sing to Alexander, which I sang to Benjamin as well (because it really only works well for boys). It's sung to the tune of Must Be Santa so has the added benefit of getting on Andrew's nerves (when it's not the Christmas season (but it snowed today so I'm pretty sure we can count the Christmas season as on)).

"Who's my little baby boy?" I sing.

"Baby Xander!" Zoë will answer.

"Xander is my little baby boy!" I sing back. Then I ask, "Who brings our family lots of joy?"

The answer, of course, should be Xander (or Alex; we're still torn), but this morning Zoë smiled impishly and said, "No, Zoë! Zoë bings joy!"

That she does. But unfortunately, girl doesn't rhyme with joy...so I never sang this song to my girls.

I suppose I could sing it to her now because while girl doesn't rhyme with joy, it does rhyme with twirl (and while Zoë wasn't so great at twirling when she was a baby, she's a pretty talented twirler these days).

Who's my precious little girl?
Zoë is my precious little girl!
Who likes to run and jump and twirl?
Zoë likes to run and jump and twirl!
Jump and twirl! Little girl!
Must be Zoë! Must be Zoë!
Must be Zoë, Zoë Heiss!


And for the record, Alexander and Benjamin's verses:

Who's my little baby boy?
Xander is my little baby boy!
Who brings our family lots of joy?
Xander brings our family lots of joy!
Lots of joy! Baby boy!
Must be Xander! Must be Xander!
Must be Alexander Heiss!

Who's my little baby boy?
Benji is my little baby boy!
Who brings our family lots of joy?
Benji brings our family lots of joy!
Lots of joy! Baby boy!
Must be Benji! Must be Benji!
Must be Benji, Benja-boy!

(Rachel and Miriam, y'all missed out on this little ditty (because I didn't even think of it until Benjamin came along) but if you're feeling left out and really want a jump and twirl verse, we can make that happen.)

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