I was fascinated when DS started trying to sing songs. It seems to me that you need to have a pretty good memory for a totally abstract concept in order to remember a song and sing it back. The first one he sang was Baby Beluga. These days, it’s “Puff… Dragon… Sea”. You recognize, of course, Puff the magic dragon. Last night, I was rocking him before bed time and he “sang” those words, so I sang the chorus to him. Then I stopped. He started talking again, and it took me two or three times to understand, but he kept repeating “Paper”. Yeah. “Little Jacky Paper loved that rascal Puff” is the following verse. That kinda blew me away.

These days, Zak keeps singing a Stan Rogers song, “Barret’s Privateer”. In fact, he’s stuck on the first two lines, “Oh! The year was 1778, How I wish I was in Sherbrooke now”. Well now, when he says “Oh! The year was 1778″ and stops, DS says “I wish, I wish”. He’s not quite in tune, but he’s working on it!

I think we have a singer in the house!

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