This is a photo of a very cute composite (I think so, anyway) that Kim, Anne, and Jack made for me last Mother’s Day or birthday. (I forget which)
When Jack was first born and I started my Thursday, ‘Grammie Day’, there were times he needed a bit of walking to get him settled for a nap. So I started singing, ‘1,2,3 -1,2,3 This is Jack and this is me. Oh how happy we can be 1,2-1,2,3’.
And thus started my career as a song writer. (LOL)
Of course there is lots of room in that simple song for improvisation. And , of course I was up to the task.
Then Ted was born. Kate had to have her own song for Ted. Man! She would not settle for a riff of the trusty 1,2,3 song. So I was put to the task of something unique for Ted. That was when ‘My name’s Edward call me Ted’ came into being.
Then just for fun I stole the tune from West Side Story to ‘When Your a Jet Your a Jet all the way’ (and so on and so forth)
This tune lent itself well to “When your a Jack
Your a Jack all the way
To your first yogurt snack you said ‘hip-hip hooray!’
When your a Jack
You’re a family man
You’ve got family around
You’ve got Kim, you’ve got Anne
One you call your Mommie, one you call your Mama
Everybody knows that they voted for Obama. ”
After that I kind of lost the tune! LOL
Well, I guess Kim was so impressed with my creations, she made that cute composite of my songs and the two boys I had immortalized in song.
And why am I bringing this up now?
For starters, I had some time on my hands waiting for Kim to awaken. And second, the realization that on Tuesday, Benjamin will be born and I imagine Ted, Jack, Kate, and Kim will be poking me and saying,
I’d better get busy!