Monday, November 11, 2013

There was something in the air that night

I was watching Baby Rebecca on Saturday night.  She is one and adorable and we had a load of fun coloring and spinning and reading books.  And then it was time to put her to bed and she revolted.  She was not having any of that bed business, no ma'am.  As soon as I turned the noise machine on and grabbed her bottle she started crying.  So I snuggled her and started to sing.  And sing.  And sing.  She would stop crying during the song and as soon as it would end she started up again.  Laura said she does this to her sometimes too so it's not like I have a magical voice or anything.  I made it through every primary song I could think of and then moved on to some hymns and then, for a different approach, I started in on Abba.  First it was Take a Chance on Me.  And then Dancing Queen.  And I finished up with Fernando.  And when I was done with that she only gave a little whimper so I put her in her crib and she went right to sleep.

Lesson learned:  always start with Abba.

4 comments:

Valerie said...

I'll keep this in mind, but I so infrequently remember all the words to the songs. I wonder if Edie would object to a medley, or, like a club remix.

Heidi Broberg said...

So Abba is the answer to all my questions. All this time...

Laura said...

This made me laugh so hard! And I am so so sorry that she did that to you! She woke up the next morning perfectly happy...it must have been Abba!!

Thank you, thank you for babysitting!!

Rach said...

Good lesson to know. Also, you should try some Bon Jovi, too. It worked great for my babies.