Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I think he's got it!

Serina Hope at Laughter, Love and Madness had a post today about having a song for most occasions. Sometimes I get like that too. Usually, its a word or a phrase that will trigger a song in my head. For example, the first time I found out that I was being sent to Phoenix, Arizona, I had:

"Is anybody going to San Antone or Phoenix Arizona?"

The strange part is that I have no idea (even now) what song this is!

Anyway, tonight I have 'The Rain in Spain Stays Mainly in the Plain'. More specifically, the part where Prof. Higgins sings:

"By George, she's got it. By George, she's got it. Now once again, where does it rain?"

So who's got what? Aaron's got it of course! As I was putting him to sleep tonight, he started pointing at his toy dog and saying something that sounded like 'Picard'. Thats what the dog is called. He then started identifying Picard's ears, mouth and tail. After that it was identification of his own mouth, teeth and tongue. He's been able to point out all these body parts for some time but he's never said the words spontaneously before. I kept repeating the words after he says it his way and he repeated back again, improving each time. By the time he was ready to go to sleep, he could say the words pretty well. I hope he doesn't forget it overnight.


Oh, The Joys said...

Yes! There IS a song for every occasion!

Bilbo said...

The song is called, in fact, "Is Anybody Going to San Antone?", and was sung by Charley Pride. One of my favorites! And I can't wait to hear Jean-Luc's opinion of Aaron calling his dog "Picard!"

Jenny said...


Now I'm going to be singing The Rain in Spain all day long.

My coworkers are not happy.

Evelyn said...

The Rain in Spain, or rather in San Francisco is apt for me at this very moment.

My final email to my friends, contacts, etc when I left Singapore to San Jose was entitled, "Do you know your way to San Jose?" and when I left San Jose to San Francisco, it was "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hat".

Hmm... gee, guess who named his dog, Picard??? :-)

And you should be singing, "He's got it, baby, he's got it. I'm his Mother, I'm his moo cow, At his desire. Well, I'm his Mother, I'm his moo cow, At his desire." The Bananarama song was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the headline. Go figure! :-)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

The dog's called Picard? What can I say? Make it so!

Heidi Hyde said...

In Spain! In Spain!

Funny post. And yes, I totally agree that there in fact IS a song for every occasion!


Amanda said...

Finally, the mystery is solved. Thanks Bilbo!

Picard, I'm glad you approve.

To the rest of you, keep singing! It keeps us all happy. Don't worry about the co-workers, they'll soon join in.

Serina Hope said...

I am soo glad to know that I am not alone in this.
And YAY for Aaron. He will remember, their little brains are like sponges.