I’ve been singing the same song to Lauren at her bedtime since she was just a few weeks old. I wanted to be consistent to signal to her that it was bedtime (and not just a random song). Now, she sings along to the somewhat interesting lyrics from a Ben Folds Five song, called, appropriately, “Lullabye.”
With Kate’s arrival, I wanted to select something different, so each girl would have their own special song. For her, I chose a song from James Taylor, called “Sweet Baby James.” When I sing it to Kate, however, I sing “Sweet Baby Kate.” It’s funny--I can already tell that she recognizes the song as being part of her bedtime routine.
What lullabyes do you sing to your children?