Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Shhh. These Lips Are Not For Singing.
All my kids have had their trick when it came to soothing. Gabe liked to be held and rocked and liked his paci. Zion loved to be sung to, so much in fact that I would sing as I placed her in her crib and sing as I ever so quietly backed out the door (and prayed that it would work). Gideon is a bounce and pat kind of kid for others and for me he likes to nurse but the funny thing is what he doesn't like. He HATES to be sung to. If a single note departs from my lips he screams with anger. Really, I'm not that bad. I don't know why he hates it so much. It offends him some how. Every once in a while I'll try it again just to see. I tried it tonight as I checked his diaper before his 10PM feeding. I thought hey, I'll just sing to him so he doesn't fuss while I peek so I started out "If all the raindrops..." and didn't even get to "the" when the infuriated howl burst from his mouth. OK. I get the hint. No singing. Not even a note.