Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Word Wednesday- Lullaby

Well, today I was searching for a pretty word. I make a habit of writing down interesting words when I hear them, but none of the words that I had written down were "pretty words". So, I did what most people do nowadays when they can't come up with an idea of their own, I googled it :)  So, my google search resulted in a pretty good article on beautiful words vs. ugly words, which you can read here.  Then, using their list of beautiful words, I chose the one that appealed to me the most today and that is ...lullaby.

n., pl. -bies, n.
1. a song used to lull a child to sleep; cradlesong.
2. any lulling song.
3. to lull with or as if with a lullaby.
   Such a nice word, don't you think? I'm a huge fan of reminiscing, so my thoughts were immediately of my kids and the songs I played for them when they were babies. Sister's lullaby (not sure if it is officially a lullaby) was definitely "Jesus Loves Me", as her grandpa would call her almost every day and sing it to her and then they would sing it together, over and over again. It was so cute. Eddie, on the other hand, can't remember any lullabies from when he was little. And neither can I! I feel really bad about it. I guess his assertion that he is just the middle, forgotten child is true. haha (Just kidding, Eddie! You know we all love you!) Anyway, he does remember the lullabies I played for Little Man when he was a baby. And those are also the ones that are the most fresh in my mind. Here is a little sampling of my favorites, in case you're in the mood for a mid-day lullaby :)

*even though lullabies are timeless, please keep in mind that Little Man was born in the mid 90's ;)
Sister, Eddie and Little Man.

Brahm's Lullaby by Celine Dion

Angel's Lullaby by Richard Marx

*both of the above are from the album, 'For Our Children Too" to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Return to Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins
*from the album, " Return to Pooh Corner".

And the last one... My Maria by Brooks and Dunn. Not a lullaby, but it saved our sanity on many occassions. We popped this cassette (haha) in when Little Man was having a "moment". It worked like a charm EVERY time :)

Oh, my. These songs bring back such good memories :)  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

 What are some of your favorite lullabies??    Juli


  1. Brett and I used to sing Horse With No Name all the time to Karlene :)

  2. That's a good one. Mockingbird is also on the "For Our Children Too" album. That's a good one, too.