I recently told a fellow blogger, Merbear at Knocked Over by a Feather, that I like to sing. I am constantly singing while at work. I am a nanny, so most of the time the kids don’t mind. The younger ones even enjoy it. At least I think they do. They stop and stare at me while I’m doing it, funny little half grins on their faces. So, I guess they are enjoying it. Or, they are trying to figure out what the heck is wrong with me.
I know a wide variety of songs. Well, as long as the songs are from Disney movies or nursery rhymes. I don’t know many songs that are suitable for adults. The majority of my life is spent with kids six and younger, so my social skills and abilities are still centered on preschool and Kindergarten age. Which suits me as I am kind of a big baby.
I hum and sing silly kid songs so often that I do it without thinking. My daughter and I were out in our back yard, playing with the dog when I suddenly burst into song. It was one from the Disney Aladdin movie. I was trotting happily along with my dog singing at the top of my lungs. My daughter started waving frantically at me, so I trotted over to her to see what was up.
Our neighbor was at the fence petting one of her cats. She is a nice person, but I could just picture her trying desperately to not laugh at me. There is no way she did not hear me. She probably thought I was drunk or something.
I also like to torture the 9-year-old girl I watch. She HATES little kid songs, especially ones that came from Barney. So, with that information at hand, I find it necessary to sing those songs once in a while. You know, when she least expects it. I love the rolling of the eyes and the grimace. It’s just entirely too much fun. I even invite her to join me in the merriment! Her little brother happily joins in as it gives him great joy to torture her. That’s a little brother’s privilege.
What about you? Do you like to sing to yourself? Are you a shower singer? Do you belt out Disney songs like there is no tomorrow? I know I’m not the only one! Come on and admit it!