The Adventure Starts Here: And Underneath The Moon

Thursday, July 25, 2013

And Underneath The Moon

As a kid growing up in Canada in the late 80s, I watched this show called "The Elephant Show".  Not sure if this is where my love for elephants began... who knows!  Anyway, they ended each show with this really cute song, "Skinnamarink".  For those of you who have never heard of the show or the song, here you go!  This clip is a real gem... weren't the 80s great!

Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

I love you in the morning,
And in the afternoon,
I love you in the evening,
And underneath the moon.

Skinnamarinky dinky dink
Skinnamarinky do,
I love you!

Anyway, this song makes me think of my childhood.  Such a simple song with cute hand movements to get kids (and adults) involved.  My mom started singing it to Noah the other day, and he seemed to really like it.  

One thing I realized though while singing it, is that for the longest time I don't think I really appreciated the whole part of loving you "underneath the moon".  My whole life I've never been a night owl.  Sure I've stayed up late before, but for the most part I enjoy going to bed early.  So to me there are three times of day... morning, afternoon, and evening.  Then I had Noah.  I all of a sudden was awake at times that I never been before!  It's a really special love to continually get up with someone every night in the middle of the night (which I've been doing a lot of lately!).  Let's just say, if Chris asked me to get up with him at 3 am to sit with him while he had a snack and until he went back to bed, I know what my answer would be!  But that time I have with Noah, while I'm often exhausted and would love to be back in my warm bed, it really is the best!  After he drinks his bottle and he snuggles his head into that spot between my neck and my shoulder, I know this is what I was made to do.  Only now do I truly understand "and underneath the moon"!

^^^flashback to when Noah was only 1 month old and we really weren't getting much sleep!

1 comment:

  1. As annoying as they can be at the time, those last night times with baby really do become cherished moments.

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