Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Everybody Sing!

Nessa and I had a frozen pizza for supper last night while Tami and Megan were at yoga class. After supper, as I was doing what little clean-up there was, I was singing "Suppertime, and the cookin' is easy" (a take off on "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess, if that helps any). Suddenly, Nessa starts in with "Sup-per-time! Sup-per-time! Sup-per-time!" The notes weren't right, but she had sustained tonality and was accurately copying the duration of each syllable. My little girl was singing along with me! We've often heard her do something that sounds like singing using "Nessa babble", but this is the first time I've heard her do "real" words.

Then this morning, as we were looking out the window at the snowman we made on Sunday, Nessa sang "Frosty snowman". I sang the next couple of lines, and she chimed in on some of the words as I went along. Apparently, between the singing she hears at home and the singing they do at daycare, she's starting to catch on. Nessa's Grandpa Bob knows all sorts of songs for kids--I expect he'll be teaching her some over the next couple of years.


Morrie said...

Was she singing "Suppertime" from Porgy and Bess or Snoopy's song from "You're a good Man Charlie Brown?"

Shawn said...

Porgy and Bess, I think--there was no "Sup sup" before "Suppertime". :-)