My six year old niece was in a talent show at school. She sang for us the songs she sang, one about the joys of peanut butter, the other was the Hannah Montana theme song.
She introduced the second selection by saying, “You’ve all heard this so many times, so I’m sure you know it by now.”
Being the proud auntie that I am, I couldn’t get enough, but what really made me happy was that she was asked to prepare a “Broadway song” for the upcoming talent show. Then she jumped out of her chair and giggled with delight. “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Yeah, Mary Poppins!”
That a six year old knows the song (the same song I sang in grade school in music class) was music to my ears… But, the song was a little too long for her to memorize… So, auntie suggested a shorter song, “How about, Let’s Go Fly a Kite?”
I had forgotten what a sweet little song it was until I started singing it for her. It honestly made me want to run out and fly a kite. (I had only flown one once before, the weekend after my husband proposed to me, on the beach at Montauk.)
I saw her two days ago, and I’m still humming the song, and will even break out into, “Oh let’s go, and fly a kite!” every now and then…
It’s nice to remember from time to time that songs can be about anything, even the simplest things, and still be wonderful! Thanks for giving your auntie that reminder, little one…