Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I'm Not Happy

No, this isn't a post about the big kid beds, although it easily could be with that title! I haven't gotten that post ready yet, but I will say the beds are here, the kids are sleeping in them, it has been a nightmare, it's getting better, and I'll tell you all about it as soon as I have time to really devote to that post. It's a post that deserves to not be rushed!

Instead I want to quickly share a story with you!

For weeks, when we would be riding in the car, usually on the way to or from church, Jim and I would hear Thomas pipe up from the back and say, "I'm not happy!" He would say it over and over. I'm not HAPPY!! And we would discuss whether we thought he was just saying that or if he TRULY WASN'T HAPPY. What makes a 2 year old unhappy?

Well, about a week ago, we got our answer! I was taking the kids to Michelle's house to play and Thomas declares from the back, "I'm not happy about that, no sir!" (Actually, it was more like "I not HAPPY bout dat no suwr!") He said those same words over and over and it all made sense!

He was SINGING! That line is from a song on one of our favorite Backyardigans episodes! (Race Around the World, in case you're curious!)

What a relief it was to discover I wasn't raising a child who was severely depressed at the age of 2! Instead I'm raising a musical singing prodigy! Haha! Okay, he's hardly a prodigy. But i am really impressed by his picking up that line from the song. The kids, particularly my more verbal boys, are singing more and more these days. I LOVE it! Hopefully, at some point I can get some singing on tape.

Maybe you'll even recognize the song!


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to hear them sing! And I am very happy to know that Thomas in not unhappy.

Love, Kay-Kay

Jodie said...

Ever since seeing you guys, that little verse keeps popping in my head! I can't quit singing!!

PS. I tagged you on my blog :) Check it out to see what you have to do!

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

That is really cute!

TnMomTo3 said...

That's too funny!! I haven't seen that episode in awhile, but I can hear it now! (I do love the Backyardigans). :)

I love it when they sing!! The girls sing all the time - in tune (well, at times)! :)