"Rosie Posey, pudding and pie, giving her kisses and we don't know why."
This is the rhyme I've been singing to Esther Rose since she was about 4 days old.
Babies create some sort of reaction in people that often results in slightly embarrassing behavior. Some people baby talk. Some people start talking in a high-pitched-just-for-babies tone. I start singing.
Nursery rhymes, lullabies, top 40's hits, they're all fair game. But I tend to leave the original words behind for my own (fabulous) lyrics.
Anyway, we've been singing this Rosie-Posey rhyme to Rosie from the start, and now whenever I sing it to her, as soon as I say 'and we don't know why', Maggie screams "BECAUSE WE LOVE HER!"
She's so right.