Since ‘Baby Girl’ came along, I’ve been revisiting the good old lullabies (and making up some of my own!).
I have wondered if anyone else has ever stopped to consider what it is that we are actually singing to our kids. Are we singing pleasantries or just words that mish-mash together in a rhyme to lull them into a sense of security and FINALLY drift off?
There is one lullaby I hate and just can’t sing to her because it gives me goose bumps and makes me feel ill.
The song and lyrics according to Wikipedia:
On the tree top,
When the wind blows
The cradle will rock.
When the bough breaks,
The cradle will fall,
And down will fall baby
Cradle and all.
My problem? If the cradle falls, wouldn’t this baby now be asleep permanently or at the very least be requiring emergency medical care!?!
So I’m putting it out there… is there a lullaby that just erks you?