Monday, January 30, 2006

"Dah-bee-dah"

We had a crazy weekend, both of us going to different directions trying to get everything done and a few extra commitments that all happened to fall in the same two day span. Darcy really doesn't seem to mind though. Saturday afternoon Sue was out and I asked D if she wanted to go for a walk, "Y E A H ! ! !" We walked just short of 1.5 km in about 40 minutes, that's a good time for a 19 month girl ;) She slept for almost 13 hours Saturday night, we had to wake her up a 9am on Sunday. That I could get used to!

Yesterday Darcy didn't take her nap and was a little cranky in the afternoon, but then after she ate supper was hysterical; telling us stories, reading her books out loud. When Sue and I finally sat down to eat something, she came right over to the table and wanted to get back in her hi-chair to sit with us. We asked if she wanted to sit in a big chair, "Y E A H ! ! !", so she coloured at the big table with us. As if she wasn't being good enough for us she sat on the floor by her toy box and put all her toys IN it before going to bed. The cherry on top of it all was that after her bath she started singing a song at the top of her lungs and laughing like a maniac. It goes something like this, "Dah-bee-dah bee-dah-bee-dah. Dah-bee dah-bee dah-bee dah-bee dah." We were trying to get her settle down, so that she would sleep, but when you told her to be quiet, she'd sing the song in a whisper "Dah-bee-dah bee-dah-bee-dah. Dah-bee dah-bee dah." We wondered if she'd remember her song this morning and while she was waking up she started singing again. By the time we left it was all that was coming out of her mouth. And it's totally a song, she says something in her normal voice and then switches to this little singing voice and goes crazy with her song. What a crazy little nut.

6 comments:

Darcy's Mama said...

I haven't been able to get this song out of my head all day!

Mozart was 5 when he wrote "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star". She wrote the "Dah-bee" song at 19 months. She's a genius!

Stef said...

Of course she's a genius - she's a Titcombe, after all!

Why said...

Mozart wrote "Twinkle, Twinkle"???????? I never knew that!

nickt said...

Did you know that "Twinkle, twinkle" & the "ABC" song are the same melody?

It this kind of intellectual stimulation that parenthood brings.

Why said...

Yeah, I did know that. But thanks.

Lynette Adams said...

I'm not sure that song's original. Didn't Ella Fitzgerald used to sing it?