A bit of a curveball here, in the 30 songs department, but it follows on nicely from last week’s look at fatherhood. Today’s topic is “a song you know all the words to” and I’ve picked something I’ve sung many, many times over the last two and a half years: Winnie the Pooh.
Ever since she was tiny, this has been a great song to calm Heather down and/or send her to sleep, and it seems to work well with her sister too. I can’t remember what came first, Gemma singing it to her or the dream-show that played it, but whichever it was, it worked and still does to this day.
So much so, in fact, that a rendition of this is now part of Heather’s bedtime routine, being sung after Winkle (Twinkle Twinkle Little Star). She’s even started to join in sometimes, although I’m not convinced she knows all the words!
The weird thing is, although she loves the song, and has a few Pooh related toys and books, I don’t think Heather’s actually seen any of the cartoons. There is a new Winnie the Pooh film coming out in a few weeks, though, so maybe we could rectify that and take Heather on her first ever cinema trip. If, that is, we’re feeling incredibly brave…