January 22, 2009

"Our Man"

Sassy loves to sing. Since she was a wee one, she has enjoyed singing and clapping along with mommy and daddy. For a while there, it was all about "Whees onda Bus"... on demand, of course. When Little A came along, it became Sassy's mission in 2-year-old life to sing her songs. It is seriously the cutest stinkin' thing to hear her sing "Twinkew Wittle Star" to her baby sister.

For Christmas, a gift was bestowed upon Little A from the big guy- Santa. She received a Neurosmith Together Tunes Too, a giant musical cube that plays different songs depending on what side faces up. (Don't get frightened by the price if you happen to have checked the link... I bought it at TJ Maxx for exactly 38% of that!) Although it is Little A's toy, Sassy has spent her time well as of late "sharing" it until Little A "gets big".

She insists that the cube be in her room. We battle over this, as the cube inevitably provides way too much distraction around nap time and bedtime. She has mastered Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (besides her insistence that there is only one "twinkle"). She knows almost every word to Ants Go Marching and the Pufferbelly song (her recent 'fav'). She's really quite good for 2 1/2... if I do say so, myself.

Well, over the past week or so, she has been singing a new song- one that is unfamiliar to me. After a day or so, I gathered that she had learned it at preschool. I would ask her to teach me, and she wouldn't. She is a little shy about her singing... she sings her little heart out when she is in the backseat of the car or in her room by herself, but not so much in front of us when we ask.

I have been listening keenly and trying to decipher the words. I keep hearing her say "thank him" and "our man, our man". Having put the pieces together, I realized that this was a praise song. I enjoyed listening to her for days, thinking how progressive and modern his praise song was, referring to Jesus as "our man".

Then, this morning, as we sat and ate an early lunch, Sassy broke into song. As she's singing the mystery hymn, it dawns on me...

She's trying to say "Amen, Amen" at the conclusion of the song. I about died laughing. I couldn't decide which was funnier- the fact that I thought the worship song she was singing referred to Jesus as a 'homeboy', or the fact that Miss Sassy is ingenuous enough to know no better. Oh, my girl...

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Mandy said...

Haha! So cute. I love little kids' singing. The funniest thing is when they start picking up on non-kid songs. The ones they choose to love are so random. One little charge of mine fell in love with a song by Nightwish (goth/rock/metal band) because it's called Nemo and it says the word Nemo in the song. She would always request it and shout 'there! it said nemo!!!!'