Children’s Songs

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Last night I sang “Where is Thumbkin?” for Iddo for the first time since she really figured out what fingers are. I needed a song I could sing that would last long enough to keep her calm through a messy diaper change and it did the trick. Then we went back to the family room and I sang it again. She had fun wiggling her fingers with me. But it took over 15 minutes to sing.

It isn’t that long of a song. But at the end of every verse are the words “Run away. Run away.” So she did. She ran around the coffee table. She ran around the kitchen table. She ran down into the hall and back. The whole time repeating either “run away” or “running.” And then she’d come back and we’d sing the next verse.

I knew that song was a finger play but I had no idea it could be such an active song.

With regards to another children’s song, Brett and I are in disagreement about how it goes. Which isn’t unusual with these types of songs. They’re almost like camp songs where every camp sings them slightly differently. But I’ve still wondered which of us is right (it’s me).

Are you familiar with the song “I’m Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee”? How do the verses go for you?

In Brett’s version he’s bringing it home, it stings him, he squishes it, and then wipes it on his shirt. And he thinks that’s it.

In my version I’m bringing it home, it stings me, I squish it, I lick it up, I get sick, I throw it up.

So, do you wipe the squished up baby bumblebee off or do you eat it?

7 shared thoughts about Children’s Songs

  1. Mama g says:

    I never have liked that song. It’s gross and bad for the bees. I have heard it sung both ways.

  2. Mama g says:

    I like her way of running at the end of thumb kin. Better cardio.

  3. Giggle

    Both! I’d sing the wiping off part, and then declare “Still messy!” and lick it off. Then I’d declare it yucky and spit it out. 🙂

  4. HeidiAphrodite says:
    1 person giggled

    I think more songs should incorporate running.

  5. Whitney says:

    Hahaha we wipe it off, I’ve never heard the version where you eat it! That’s hilarious.

  6. Denicend says:

    I too had never heard the version of eating it. I guess Brett got his version from us.

    How cute that Iddo runs during the Thumbkin song.

  7. Brett says:

    To be honest, it’s been awhile. I’m not going to put my weight on whether the bumblebee needs to be eaten or wiped. :brett:


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