Becca did something this morning that just knocked me out.
We watch a lot of Simpsons. Becca really likes it, especially the Halloween Specials which I’m not so sure about, actually. Sometimes a bit gruesome for a kid her age, so I’m a little ambivalent about it, but she asks for it explicitly (“Scary one! Scary one!”) , so I try accommodate her, keep it light, and keep an eye out for the really bad stuff, etc.
Anyway… there is a Simpsons take-off on Mary Poppins, everything changed a little bit for copyright purposes (“Sherry Bobbins”, songs with similar but slightly different tunes, totally different lyrics, etc).
I also have made a CD compilation of some fun songs for kids, mostly song selection from kids’ movie soundtracks like Lion King, Alladin, Little Mermaid, but also some cute songs like “Unicorn”, “One-Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater”, ‘Witch Doctor”, and finally some of the original Mary Poppins songs. Although we listen to the CD every day on the way to school and back, the end of the CD, where the Mary Poppins are, came out scratchy for some reason, so we had never listened to those songs together until this morning in the car on the way to school.
She immediately recognized the songs and exclaimed “Simpsons! Umbrella. Flying in the sky!”
I was blown away by my little gal.