Thursday, September 2, 2010

car songs

We drove 270 miles to visit family today. There was much singing in the car.

There was "Row, Row, Row Your Boat." And then Caroline requested, "Let's sing 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat' -- the JAZZY version." So we sang that with head bops and jazz hands.

Then she said, "I will sing a made-up song. 'Ducks and Swans.' Are you ready? Ducks and SWANS. Ducks and SWANS. Ducks and SWANS. YEAH!"

And as impressive as that was, I was not prepared for her next "made-up" song. "This one is called 'Nothing.' Here it goes." Then there were 30 seconds of silence. When I offered applause, she said, "Wait for the entire song!" I waited. More silence. "Okay. It's over."


Anonymous said...

You know, I check your blog every day for a new entry, I LOVE reading it. My five year old is pretty dang cute but she has never come up to the uber-cuteness level of the "Nothing" song - and I'm sure every mother hopes this becomes a staple car trip song!!

Jennifer said...

Aw, thank you. And yes, I begged her to sing it over and over... to no avail.

Anonymous said...

So she did an excerpt of John Cage's 4'33"?