Thursday, February 12, 2009

And you thought there were nine reindeer.

Even though it is February and 72 degrees outside right now (thank the Lord for warm fronts or hot air masses or whatever it was that caused this mild week we have had!), Sarah has been singing Christmas songs.

Specifically she has been singing Silent Night thanks to a Silent Night book she received from her preschool teachers as a Christmas gift.

For the last couple of weeks, one of her favorite things to do is sit on the couch and belt out Silent Night at the top of her lungs.

And even though I love her with all my heart and soul, I can say with certainty that if she were to ever try out for American Idol, we would see her in one of the early episodes and she would be screaming, "I don't care what those stupid judges say! I can sing! This isn't the last you are going to see of me America."

If this does happen, I just hope she will have enough decorum not to shout profanities at the camera as she is walking away.

So even though Sarah appears to be suffering from an early case of tone deafness, she loves to sing. Loves it.

And I guess all this February singing of Silent Night has put her in quite the Christmas mood because today as she and I were working on a little craft project at the kitchen table, she began singing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

As we were hot gluing, I chuckled when I realized that she didn't have the words quite right.

"Olive the other reindeer, used to laugh and call him names."

And if you think I corrected her, you are wrong. I'll just wait until her Daddy gets home tomorrow night.

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20 comments:

Denise said...

lol, I love it.

EntertainingMom said...

but Beth, Olive IS the other reindeer! Have you ever watched Olive, The Other Reindeer, or read the book?!

Kim said...

Yes, you must read this cute children's book to Sarah about Olive. Olive really is the other reindeer.

Love the American Idol reference. So many who can't sing say exactly those words into the camera as they are leaving.

Kim said...

I was also going to tell you about the book called "Olive, the other reindeer". It is really a fun read! Cute posting! My son likes to lip sync to Frank Sinatra and he also likes to put on classical music and do a little conducting. He has done this since he was two years old. He did it once at Disneyland with some guys that were playing instruments on Main Steet. He drew quite a crowd. Kids are just the best, aren't they!

Debbie said...

I learned that lesson the hard way when my youngest was four and butchering every song ever sung. You cannot correct them.
Cute story!

Melanie said...

LOL... I love it! I'll be looking for Olive the reindeer next Christmas. :)

Lisa said...

Olive - I love it! That girl of yours is a hoot!

Lisa said...

Olive - I love it! That girl of yours is a hoot!

Joan said...

Too Cute!
Have a blessed weekend.

jennwa said...

Poor Sarah, I know her having to listen to me sing in the car on the way to school is not helping her singing ability any.

I love hearing the kids sing, it always gives me a good laugh. My kids will never make it past the auditions of American idol either.

Evden said...

Thanks you gave me a good laugh this morning. "Olive" that is too cute.

Jaina said...

Isn't there a movie about Olive? Or a song or something? Maybe it's a book...

Annikke said...

That is so adorable!

He And Me + 3 said...

OLIVE it! That is so cute. Ba Ha! Sing it Sarah!

Corey~living and loving said...

such a darlin story. :) I love kids when they sing...even if it is badly!

Badness Jones said...

My favourite Christmas lyric is courtesy of the Princess, "Bells on Bobcats ring!" And when I asked her what a bobcat was? A kind of tractor. I love hearing songs their way.

Happy Valley Mom said...

72 degrees!!!
I am soooo jealous!

It got up to a balmy 35 today!

Momisodes said...

ROFL! Oh I will be singing it JUST like that next year ;)

Rebekah said...

Lol- Olive the Reindeer. Loveit Loveit

Musings of a Housewife said...

Heehee! Love it. What a hoot. Aren't kids fun when they start talking?