The Wee One loves music and she loves to hear me sing, which is good since I love to sing. I started singing her full name to the tune of Frere Jacques (which is something my own mother did for me when I was young) but after I finished the first verse, a scant eight lines, I started to make up more.
One of the verses I made up referenced something my step-father says about her, and every time I sang it, I thought of him. I put the challenge out to my friends to write little verses for her, and happily, I got some responses. Naturally, they’re from rennie friends, people who are already creative and quirky. Here’s the song so far:
- Evelyn Charlotte (repeat)
- Myers (repeat, then repeat both lines).
- Mommy/daddy love you (repeat)
- Oh so much (repeat, then repeat both lines).
- You’re a pretty girl (repeat)
- In the morningtime (repeat, then repeat both lines).
- You’re scooting and your squeaking (repeat)
- all over the room. (repeat, then repeat both lines)
- Who’s a baby? (repeat)
- Is it you? (repeat)
- Someday you’ll be all grown up and this verse won’t make sense.
- Woo, woo, woo.
- Aunt Robeena (repeat)
- Loves Big E (repeat)
- Too bad she’s in Seattle (repeat)
- And not with me (repeat).
- In the fae woods (repeat)
- There lives a wolf (repeat)
- Her name is Brigga (repeat)
- And she loves you dearly (repeat)
- Sweet Aunt Tracy (repeat)
- Had a dream (repeat)
- She was snuggling with Evelyn (repeat)
- As wonderful as that seems (repeat)
As the Wee One gets older and grows, I’m going to keep adding verses championing her progress and love for her, so this is, essentially, a song that will never end.