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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Posted by Kristen on March 30, 2009 at 7:00 AM in KristenNew Baby
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When Nathan was a newborn and would cry, his older brother would always burst into song. Usually it was the "ABC" song and he would do his sing-songy best to bring his brother's mood right back up. I remember very early on hearing Nathan try to sing along. Sure he was only months old, but he would make these grunting sounds to the rhythm of "ABC." No one believed us until we had him put on his show. It was odd.

Since then, Nate has continued to show his love for music. He bursts into song rather randomly. It was only recently when Mason was born that we started to wonder if he had some abstract memory of Ethan singing to him because he started to sing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" when his brother Mason started to cry. No one else had thought to sing yet because we were all just panicked that the new baby was crying. Not Nathan. He stood with his hands at his sides and sang as loud as he could. Okay, so it didn't make Mason feel any better and I'll admit I thought we were all going to need new ear drums from the volume coming out of his little body, but Nathan's heart was pure. He truly believed that his singing would make his baby brother stop crying. If nothing else, it made us laugh. And what more could a musical two-year-old ask for?

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6 Comments

tina writes...

I definitely believe Nathan remembered! When I got into high school I heard Pink Floyd's "Money" on the radio one day. At that point I didn't know who did the song or what it was called, and didn't think I had ever heard it before, but I knew every word. I told my dad about it that night and he told me that when I was a baby if I was fussy all he had to do was put on "Money" and I would calm down and/or fall asleep instantly. I love that song to this day - and my dad is still sick of it!

Carrie writes...

Aw, that's so sweet!

Amber writes...

My daughter did the same thing with her little brother. Singing at the top of her voice, even as her little brother cried on.

But then, it started to work. When the little guy was a few months old, his sister's songs would stop the tears. Nathan's just laying the groundwork now, the payoff will come later. :)

Gordon writes...

That is a cute story. My son has always been one to love music and today will break into song for any reason whatsoever.

I really love kids while they start signing at child hood there voice so cute ...Just take of care of ur kid

-Sri

kids bedding writes...

Sweet story, I really love to hear the little ones burst out in songs...

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