“You are my sunsine. My ownwy sunsine. You made me happeeeeee! When skies’re bway. You never know deoh, how much I wub you. Pweeeese don’t take my Mama away!”
She’s two years old, and the other night, my heart about melted when I heard her sing those words to me as she fell asleep.
You see, in the quite of the night, or rather the wee hours of the morning, of the day she was born, I sat in a rocking chair in my bedroom, and I talked to her, and I sang to her the song that I most frequently sang her while I was pregnant with her. Only I sang to her, “Please don’t take my Ayla away.”
My husband smiled to himself as he heard her sing that song. The next day, he said, “You know, that’s my favorite song to sing her. It’s pretty much the only song I sing her.” I hadn’t realized. I told him that was weird and told him that it’s the song I’ve always sang her the most too.
When my mom picked Ayla up to go play with her cousins yesterday, I asked Ayla to sing the sunshine song. My mom smiled knowingly. “Yes, she’s sang that to me before. But then again, I sing that to her every day I have her.”
As if that wasn’t enough…
Later in the day, Ayla sang the song to my nine year old Noah. Noah said, “It’s really cool, because that’s the song I’ve always sang her.”
Not. Even. Kidding.
How many more people sing her that song?
Is that HER song? Does she use some kind of Jedi mind trick to get people to sing it to her? Or, as my husband says, is it that whenever she walks into a room she illuminates it so much that people are just compelled to sing that song to her? (Think she’s got Daddy wrapped around her finger or what?)
Has anyone else experienced odd coincidences like this with their toddlers?