Parenting Tip: Sing the Standards

I do not claim to provide real, functional parenting tips. But I do notice a few handy things along the way, and I’m happy to share.

Example: How I got my 3-year-old son to drink milk.
I put it in his coffee. Really.
Now, his coffee is 90% milk and 10% coffee. And that comes in a very tiny cup. (Defensive much?) But he goes to preschool with coffee breath. Because I am tired.

I don’t have an opinion on whether you should red shirt your kid or if you’re over-concerned about “Stranger Danger.” I do, however, know that if you have an under-five you need to put some effort into teaching him (or her) a few old-fashioned standard songs.

Every morning Alden and I drive along singing School Days.

Please imagine this kid:

Little Crooner

crooning “You were my queen in calico. I was your bashful barefoot beau. You wrote on my slate [high and soft]’I loooooove you so.’ When we were a couple of kids.”

You will die a thousand times. In a good way. I promise.

 

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3 responses to this post.

  1. In. His. Coffee.

    I’m dying down here. Every morning when I have my coffee, I’m going to lift my cup to Alden.

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  2. Posted by Mariana Gallegos on March 9, 2011 at 10:47 am

    We have something in common. Isa drinks coffee every morning. Pretty much the same formula, 90% milk, 10% coffee. She doesn’t like milk but she loves her cafe con leche. If it makes you feel better in Venezuela it is very common for kids to drink “cafe con leche”

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