Monday, July 30, 2007

A little song reveals volumes

You've no doubt heard and probably sung at least once or twice that infamous childhood ditty "The Wheels on the Bus." Well, my 5yo has


updated it with a few new versus. Her version is very revealing about my family. The first versus are the commonly known wheels on the bus go round and round, babies on the bus go wah, wah, wah and mommies on the bus go shh, shh, shh...

Then:

"The sisters on the bus fight, fight, fight, fight ,fight..."

"The brothers on the bus they tease all the time, tease all the time, tease all the time..."


"The daddies on the bus they work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work..."



"The grandma's on the bus give gum to their 5yo grandchildren..."

And last but not least, for my cigar loving father:

"The grandpa's on the bus smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke...

All through the town...

Pictured is the baby sweater that gave me such troubles and the matching hat. By now one would think I could follow simple directions! I am pleased, however, with my "fix." I crocheted a border that added enough height to bring the edges up to wear it should have been. The sweater pattern is from the Mason Dixon book. The hat is a link from SLK designs. The yarn is Peaches and Cream. It's my favorite crochet baby hat pattern because it is a quick project. I'm still hunting for a favorite knit baby hat design. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

And on a somber/happy note - I dropped dh #2 (13) off for her month long camp. I managed to do it without sobbing but there were a few tears - just enough to embarrass her sufficiently.

4 comments:

Janice said...

Ahh, my favorite motto: Live long enough to be an embarrassment to your children :-) Love the new verses to the song! And I think the bitty sweater looks wonderful! I love the colors!

loribird said...
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loribird said...

(Gah, I messed up that comment completely... durn HTML... let's try again...)

What about "The mommies on the bus, they knit, knit, knit..."?

I'm glad the sweater turned out so well, it looks great! One of my favorite baby hat patterns is the Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap, though it's definitely meant for winter.

Allison said...

Those turned out adorable - what a great gift! I just got a new baby hat pattern for that Jaimaca cotton yarn I bought when I was with you so I'll try it out and let you know. When my oldest was little she loved that song. When we'd be on a long drive and she would get cranky the only think that would calm her down was to sing that tune. She really didn't care what the words were so we'd have our conversation to the tune of wheels on the bus. What do you want to have for dinner, have for dinner, have for dinner . . . .