Out of the Mouths

The other day I decided to test Rose’s new understanding of rhyme, which she’s learning a lot about in preschool. “Lock! Block! That rhymes, Mama!” she’ll say, much the way I imagine Newton sounded when he discovered gravity.

Just for kicks, I figured I’d test her memory skills and her love of Ella Fitzgerald, whom she now knows a little bit about thanks to the lush, swingy new children’s book Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald.

When I heard her humming “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” I jumped in. Our call-and-response went like this:

Mama: “But oh, if we call the whole thing off then we must part/ And oh, if we ever part then – that – might – break – my

Rose: “Skin!”

Mama: “Hmm . . . try again — then we must part/ And oh, if we ever part then – that – might – break – my —

Rose: “Bones!”

Ah, well. Rhyming’s overrated.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted – Oct 28 at   | Permalink | Reply

    I love this post. My little one is just starting to use her words and I look forward to further communication from her toddler brain. I also wanted to let you know Caramels is one of my Top 5 Liebster Blogs and you have a Liebster Award!

    • Posted – Oct 28 at   | Permalink | Reply

      wow, thanks michelle! not sure what im doing right to get recognized with this twice in one week but i’m completely thrilled.

      the things kids say out loud are just amazing. they bowl me over continually. make sure you write down whatever strikes you that comes out of her mouth!

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