Morning Commute

Peanut: “I wanna sing the cow, Mommy!”

Me (having been well educated by the Peanut as to exactly what this means): “Alright. ‘Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o. And on that farm he had a cow. E-i-e-i-o.’ What do cows say, Peanut?”

Peanut: “Moooooo”

Me: “That’s right! ‘With a moo moo here and a moo moo there. Here a moo, there a moo, every where a moo moo. Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.”

Peanut: “I need the chicken one!”

Me: “‘Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o. And on that farm he had a chicken. E-i-e-i-o.’ What do chickens say?”

Peanut: “Cluck cluck cluck!”

Me: “‘With a cluck cluck here, and a cluck cluck there. Here a cluck, there a cluck, every where a cluck cluck. Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o.'”

Peanut: “I need the rooster, too!”

Me: “‘Old MacDonald had a farm, e-i-e-i-o. And on that farm he had a rooster. E-i-e-i-o.’ What does the rooster say?”

Peanut (screaming): “CLUCK-AH-CLUCK-AH-CLUCK-AH!!!!!”

Me: “Oh, Wow! Roosters are kinda noisy! ‘With a CLUCK-AH-CLUCK-AH here, and a CLUCK-AH-CLUCK-AH there. Here a CLUCK-AH, there a CLUCK-AH, every where a CLUCK-AH! Old MacDonald had a farm. E-i-e-i-o.'”

Peanut: “Now the baby one.”

Me: “Old MacDonald had a baby?”

Peanut: “No! The baby one!!!” (Toddler tip #347: When your parents don’t seem to understand what you’re saying, just repeat the same words louder. When this fails, you are then free to fling your sippy cup and cry over your parent’s incompetence with impunity.)

Me: “You mean ‘Rock a bye baby?'”

Peanut (relieved): “Yes! Rock the baby!”

Me (looking in the rear view mirror to see the Peanut gently rocking herself back and forth): “‘Rock a bye baby, in the tree top. When the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bow breaks, the cradle will fall. And down will come baby, cradle and all.'”

Peanut (loudly fake yawning): “Oh! I so sleepy! I need a nap!”

Me: “A nap? Already?! It’s kind of early in the morning for a nap!”

Peanut: “But you rock the baby. It nap time now. I so sleepy!”

Me: “Really? That’s all it takes?”

Peanut: “Un-huh. You rock the baby and now I take nap.”

Me: “I can work with this.”

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2 Responses to Morning Commute

  1. Pingback: Vignettes – Peanut Edition | i make stuff up

  2. Kristin Benjamin says:

    LOL at that little actress!

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