13 December 2010
We took a drive on Saturday in which Hazel was not a happy camper. Usually Oliver can settle her with her pacifier or by talking to her ("We're almost there, Haze!"), but on this particular drive, she would not be comforted.
Oliver suggested that he sing to her and we thought, "Eh, what have we got to lose? Sure!". So, he started in on one of the songs he's been singing at school in preparation for their Christmas program this week. Sure enough, our fussy little lady quieted and turned from mad and sad to glad! Sure, it pleased us, but it absolutely delighted Oliver! He loves being able to do things to help her, it makes him feel so big. So he just kept singing. And singing. And since "Go Tell It on the Mountain" is kind of a circular song, it worked out for him.
I love his little breath intakes while he's singing. So sweet.