Regardless, I have a few different songs that are pretty much the staples for each night. Some are the same that my Mom and Grandparents sang to me when I was little; others, are ones that I've picked up along the way. No matter what the song though, our older two boys are the only ones who ever want to hear them.
Our younger two just don't seem to get into it. I can try to sing to them each night but they always say, "No, Mommy. That's okay. We don't need to sing." humph. I guess it kind of bothers me that they don't want to share the time together. There's a bond that's so wonderful during that time of night when the rest of the world goes away and you have those moments. I've never been able to sing with either one of them...until tonight.
Little Preston called me into his room and said, "Mommy, will you sing a song for me?" I stood there in disbelief. Not wanting to risk him changing his mind, I acted indifferent as I sat down beside him. "Sure, Buddy. What would you like me to sing?" My heart swelled as I waited for his response. "Star Wars." (what?!) "Star Wars? Is that a song Little Man? How does it go?" "You know Mommy! Star Wars!" he began to hum the theme song to the movie. Not knowing what else to do, I started to hum along with him. It wasn't exactly the typical bedtime lullaby, but whatever works I guess.
I kissed him on the forehead and told him how much I loved singing with him. I told him that if he wanted to sing again tomorrow night, we could. "Maybe you can think of another song and we'll do that tomorrow instead, okay Buddy?!" "Okay Mommy. I already know what I want you to sing." "Oh good! What song will we do tomorrow?" "Spider-Man." "Spider-Man?! That will be great Preston. Let's sing that together. Good night Baby. I love you." "Night, Mommy. Love you too."
Anybody know the words to Spider-Man?!