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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Important Alert for New Parents

This is something I wish I had been warned about about a decade back.. ;) so thought it might be useful for some of the new parents out there.

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S is practicing a song on the piano.. the tune is very familiar to me and I found that I was humming the end of the line before he finished playing it.. couldn't quite place it so went up to him and asked what song it was.. it was called "The more we get together.. ". Sang it with the words added in a couple of times and still couldn't figure out where I'd heard it before..

After about half a day of it being stuck in my head, I thought checking online might help as it may have been it had been used in an ad/jingle somewhere and that's why it was familiar. No such luck. Then I saw this video:


And it struck me! It was from a Barney DVD that I used to play a LOT for D when she was 1.5 or 2.. which is 10 years ago..  She was a tough kid to feed and this dvd was one of my saviours at the time.. and apparently the tune has been in my memory ever since!

So new parents - Beware! Those kiddie songs and cartoons and tunes.. are going to take up space in your head for a long time to come.. and believe me, when you're 40 and trying to remember important stuff and wondering why your brain doesn't seem to have space, this will feel like an important discovery. So maybe you could sing along a bit less with the videos now and save that precious brain bandwidth for later ;).

6 comments:

  1. Hehe I remember this song. I don't know whether it is these songs or age, I struggle to remember most things now.

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  2. Ha ha that's so very true. I find myself singing the Barney song 'I love you, you love me'.. so many times or the the Bare Necessities song from Jungle Book.

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    1. Oh tell me about it Tulika.. so many like this one that have occupied much needed space in my head :D. Thanks for dropping in!

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  3. Haha.. very true.i still remember so many details abt a book I have read to N abt a zillion times.he used to like listening go to it everyday :)

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    1. Oh yes kids and repeating books .. that phase lasts long ;). I remember a certain "Brown Bear" and "Mama, do you love me?" that I knew (and probably still remember) by heart! Thanks for reading Asha :)

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  4. Very true, those songs keep on playing in my head whenever I am thinking of my fav song. Accidentally landed on your blog, and am glad I did :)

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