I sing about doing laundry…

or putting on pjs, or going potty, or making lunch…um, I sing about pretty much everything.

You can put a melody to absolutely anything.  Even if it’s elementary it makes chores so much more fun!  And the kids love it!  I’ve noticed my 2-year-old, Cooper, now hums and sways back and forth- sometimes puts a jump in his step as he walks from room to room.  It’s so stinking endearing.

Ya, I may look like (and sound like) a fool, but you know what?  I don’t care!  And even though I know my husband is rolling his eyes at me, I think it kinda turns him on.  Ok, not in a dirty way or anything- but I know he ultimately likes me more for it. 

I’ll tell you what- try it out for a day and let me know how it goes for you.

 “You put the colors in this pile, put the whites in this pile, put the colors in this pile- we’re gonna wash em up real clean!  We’re gonna do all of this fun laundry, and hang em up to dry- that’s what it’s all about- HOORAY!” 

“Let’s go potty, let’s go potty, hurry, hurry fast.  Hurry, hurry, fast.  Hurry, hurry, fast- we’ll feel so much better, we’ll feel so much better, yes we will, yes we will!”

“Bath time, bath time-HOoray!”

“Let’s eat- let’s eat.  Yummers yummy yum!”  ” I like to eat, eat, eat epples and banini’s…”

Aaand of course “clean-up, clean-up, everybody- clean-up!”

Oh, yes- you can sing about anything and it makes whatever plain activity you’re doing delightful! 

It’s so easy to be joyful when you are filled with Thanks.  I’m trying to get better about focusing on little things I’m thankful for when I get in a funk.  Then, to joyfully sing about boring everyday things gives that mood a great boost!

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.  Serve the LORD with gladness; come before his presence with singing.”  Psalm 100:1-2 

All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.” Prov. 15:15

“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” Prov. 15:13

“For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”

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  1. I am totally with you! I have 26 students, and it’s the only way that I can use transitions for teaching. Here are some extra songs (when the kids get old enough):

    1. Days of the week song (Sunday, Monday…)
    2. What’s the weather like today, like today, like today, what’s the weather like today, on this ___day?
    3. Put your hands on your hands, elbow, hips, shake your hips: shake your grove thing, shake your grove thing, come on!
    4. 2, 4, 6, 8! Stop look and wait!
    5. All set? (You bet)
    6. What’s the number of the day, of the day, of the day, what’s the number on the day, on this ___day?
    7. Is today odd, or is today even, is today odd or is today even? Today is (odd/even), today is (odd/even), (enter day number of week) is an (odd/even) number.
    8. Puff the magic dragon, tell what time it is?
    9. Money, money, money! Muuuuuuney!
    10. Clean up, clean up, put everything away!
    11. Pass it on, pass it on, pass it on…
    12. Boys and girls (Mrs. Fischetti)

    So, there’s twelve that I can think of! Feel free to use them and try them out. I think we need to have a recording session!

    Love you!

    Erin F.

  2. Haha! I love it! I’ll try it around Clint when he’s grumpy 🙂

    Also… A woman I grew up knowing and looking up to now has three adorable grandgirls and she started singing to them while they went to the bathroom to help with potty training. After singing them one time, now she CANNOT get out of singing “Plop, plop, poop, poop” or “Tinkle, tinkle, pee, pee” fit with hand motions and all, each time she goes to the bathroom with them 🙂

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