It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Hark!

christmas47angelHark the hair-wuld angels sing,
Glory to the new-born king!
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinners reconciled!
Joyful all ye nice ones eyes
Joy all triumph of the skies,
WIIIITH thangelic horse proclaim
Cry is born a beth-lay-hame.

“Isn’t that a beautiful song, Timmy? It’s a baby Jesus song.”

“It’s a very beautiful song, Anna.”

“I know.”

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December 12, 2008 - Posted by | Anna, Christmas, music | , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. I think they’ve nailed the meaning of Christmas!

    “It’s a baby Jesus song.” 🙂

    Comment by Megryansmom | December 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. LMD read “Jesus’ first birthday” at school (which I assume is the basic nativity story – I certainly was told about the donkey, shepherd and angel). We went to watch LMB’s Christmas play earlier in the week, which LMD was quite upset about as “there was no singing in my book” 🙂

    But she did come home and find her littlest doll, which was baby jesus for hours. She even took baby Jesus to bed with her. When I suggested I should tuck him in, she told me “don’t be silly mummy, she’s a girl!”.

    On the other hand, I said the lords prayer every day at primary school for seven years – we were never actually taught it, just picked it up from what the other, older children chanted each day. As I remember it starts:

    Our Lord, who farts in Heaven
    Harold be thy name…….

    I said the Lord’s prayer every morning for years, too, but in second grade Mrs. Patton actually explained it to us. What a revelation that was! I think all little kids think God’s name is Harold for a while. (Which was a bit of a mind-bender for me. There was a Harold in my class, and he was a tale-telling weenie, frankly. Life being what it is, he’s probably the CEO of a multi-million dollar corporation now.)

    Comment by Juggling mother | December 12, 2008 | Reply

  3. I love to hear how kids mispronounce the words to songs. I think it was my husband (or maybe it was his brother) who thought the angel was named Harold. (As opposed to the Father who farts in heaven–hee hee!)

    I’d love to take a poll of kids who actually recite the Lord’s prayer any more and see how many of the 7-and-unders think God’s name is Harold…

    Comment by Alison @ hairlinefracture | December 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. Proving once again that toilet humour gets ’em every time…no matter how old they are.

    “…who farts in heaven…”

    And all I could think between snorts and giggles was…

    “Oh, let’s hope not!”

    Cute post and great comments.

    Because, it being God and all, those would be farts of a totally ‘nuther dimension…

    Comment by Zayna | December 12, 2008 | Reply

  5. I’ve always loved the way children make sense of words they don’t understand by substituting ones they do.

    Me, too. Which is why I was rather surprised (and impressed) that “…mercy mild, God and sinner reconciled” came out un-garbled. Can’t imagine she understands the words; she’s just a most excellent parrot!

    Comment by Z | December 13, 2008 | Reply

  6. I love it!!!

    This is what I have been listening to from two 2-year-olds all week:

    “Jingo bewws, jingo bewws, jingo bewws, jingo bewws, jingo bewws, jingo bewws, all the wa-AY-ay!”

    It was cute the first 62 times.

    I hear ya. They do latch on to that one, don’t they? After a while it starts to lose its original fascination. At least for the adults; for a toddler, its appeal never, never, NEVER wanes.*sigh*

    Comment by Bev | December 13, 2008 | Reply


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