Chameli-uglee…

Kenzie day after moveRecently my daughter, who is 4 years old, has developed an obsession with a song from the movie “Sleeping Beauty”, in particular it is the song that Briar Rose sings in the woods with the animals when the Prince eventually finds and sings and dances with her for the first time. It is very sweet to listen to her sing, but of course she is 4, and so I can’t be to excited or smile too much or she gets a little self conscious. So this is where the challenge comes in, the song starts like this:

“I know you
I walked with you once upon a dream
I know you the gleameoi is so…”

Here’s where I must stop, take a deep breath while I’m listening to her and focus on not laughing….she’s singing with all her heart, drawing out the sounds and being very passionate and then it comes out:

“Chamele-uglee!!!”

To which my husband at some point cracks a little joke to say that it’s a word to describe someone who is ugly no matter how they change themselves like a chameleon does.

I love listening to the way that songs get interpreted by my little princess…and I enjoy it so much that I don’t necessarily correct her or tell her the ‘right’ way to sing it. I love the way that she makes it her own. The first song she did this with was “Little Star” which I’ll never forget, however it is gone now and I miss it. She used to sing it just as passionately as she now sings the princess tunes and it went like this:

“Twinkle twinkle LITTLE star (‘little’ was said with a lot of emphasis)
How I wonder what you are..”

here it comes…

“Up a bubble in sky
Like a diamond in the sky
twinkle twinkle LITTLE star
how I wonder what you are.”

I love my little munchkin…and I can’t wait til she starts teaching songs to her little sister.

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