Silly songs at home

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I don't know if you've noticed this, but being around very small children can make a grown adult act like a capering, idiotic clown. Witness my daily ritual of singing to my 3-month-old at the top of my lungs during a diaper change:

Did you poop, poop, poop, poop your pants?
Did you poop, poop, poop, poop your pants?
If you're feeling warm and mushy then it's time to check your tushie
If you poop, poop, poop, pooped your pants!

The Poop Poop Poop Your Pants Song is an old family favorite from when my toddler was a baby. We also enjoy the following during baths, sung to the tune of "In The Summertime":

If your figs are clean, then your nuts are very nice
If your figs are clean, then your nuts are very nice
If your figs are clean, you're not stanky you're not stanky anymoooooore

(This is particularly entertaining when accompanied by an Ashlee-Simpson-esque hoedown dance.)

My husband sings an interesting rendition of "Hush, Little Baby" that features his own take on the lyrics:

And if that diamond ring don't shine
Daddy's gonna drink some turpentine
[...] And if that twenty-dollar bill don't change
Daddy's gonna buy you something strange

Riley's heard that song so many times he lustily sings along with his favorite lines: "TUPPENTINE!"

What kind of ridiculous songs are being sung in your household?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.