Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Do they wobble to and fro?

Peter and Sarah are good at getting me to linger in their rooms at bedtime.

Usually they say, "Mommy, can I ask you a question?"

Throught the day they ask me if they can ask me a question before they ask it (not sure why they do this, but they both do it) so it seems only fitting that when they are trying to stay up a little later at night, that they would use this as a ploy.

On Sunday night as I was trying to leave Peter's room I heard the usual, "Mommy! Wait! Can I ask you a question?"

So I said yes like I always do and leaned down over his bed to hear the question.

And as usual, there really wasn't a question but I could see the little gears in his head spinning as he tried to quickly think up one.

Finally, he blurted out, "Do your ears hang low?"

I laughed out loud and then we both began to giggle.

What a memory that kid has! I can't even remember the last time we listened to the CD with that song on it.

Through my chuckling I told him goodnight and that no, my ears did not hang low.

I have lots of things hanging in different places these days but my ears are still right where they should be!

Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro?
Can you tie them in a knot?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you throw them o'er your shoulder
Like a Continental Soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the chuckle! That's a happy way to start the day!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love that song...my half sister, who is 15 years older than me, used to always sing that to me when I was little! ;)

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

p.s. have to admit I thought this might be about another body part(s)...not that mine hang down that low...ha! ;)

Rebekah said...

lol- good night chuckles are always so sweet

the dragonfly said...

Even kids know how to procrastinate... :)

RR Mama said...

My boys and I love to sing that song!

Way More Homemade said...

My 3 y/o has a Fisher Price (I think) dog that sings this song but the last two lines are different...

Do they go flip-flop
Can they do it while you hop
Do your ears hang low

Maybe the continental soldier thing isn't politically correct? Or maybe they just don't get it?

Mine always asks me to sing just one more song to him. I love it, actually.

Thanks for the giggle.

~Donna

Jaina said...

Lol, that's creative.

Annikke said...

Kids are so good at delaying the bed time. I can remember doing the same thing to my parents when I was young!

Kellie said...

So sweet! How could you not stay in the room after that!

Jenn said...

Love it! Mine suddenly need to go potty for the fifth time!

Gwendolyn said...

That is too cute! My children do that to me, also. Always a million questions at bedtime. Sometimes it's hard to be patient and answer "just one more!"

Kimberly said...

Hilarious!! Your kids say the darndest things!

jennwa said...

He is a funny kids.

Mamasphere said...

I just started to teach that song to my four year old, and my husband (English is his second language) thinks I'm crazy, lol. I love the imagery this song conjures up, and my daughter is having a fun time with it, too. Hopefully not at bed time, though.

jaime said...

i have that singing dog that Donna said she has too- it is slightly different but just as cute!

you gotta love what lengths kids will go to just to stay up a few more mins!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this, made me smile. My momma use to sing that all the time, I sure miss her.

Corey~living and loving said...

tee hee....thanks for the giggle. I just love kids.
Have a great day, Beth.

Everyday@Home said...

I loved reading this! My kids don't say can I ask you a question, they say can I tell you something...they use it the same way!

My Goodness said...

Very funny...kids...they crack me up!:)

Heather said...

Glad to know I' m not the only one going through that every night.

Megan said...

pretty cute :) ha!

Megan