Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just To Pass The Time Away

Thank you for all the wonderful Table Food comments you provided yesterday. We tried some broccoli for dinner last night and it was a big hit with Ned (not so much with Penny). Did you know you could burn broccoli in the microwave? Apparently this happens if you don't put in enough water when you microwave the crap out of it.

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I sing "I've Been Working On the Railroad" to the kids every day. I have a terrible memory and it is one of the few I remember from my childhood. I looked it up on Wikipedia the other day and there is a final stanza that wasn't in the version my mom sang to us...with good reason:


Someone's makin' love to Dinah
Someone's making love I know.
Someone's making love to Dinah
'Cause I can't hear the old banjo


What is your go-to song?

12 comments:

almostima said...

That's too funny! Mine is Itsy Bitsy Spider or You are my sunshine.

Husband said...

Lately I have been singing them Sweet Leaf, by Black Sabbath. The song starts with a sort of rhythmic coughing...Ned's cough/whine sort of reminds me of it.

Carrie from FoxTwins said...

We do You Are My Sunshine, Jesus Loves Me, and the Ohio State Fight Song. =)

Monica Marino said...

I love that last verse- never have heard it! I guess it wasn't popular in my childhood OR at Camp Evergreen!

brittae@yahoo.com said...

Hush Little Baby. Itsy Bitsy. Old MacDonald.

Just Kristen said...

Oh God...mine is Twinkle Twinkle. It's all I can think of when I need to sing something! I so need to come up with a few more options!

Elle said...

That's so cute:) My girls love Five Green and Speckled Frogs and Itsy Bitsy.

Helen said...

I know the, "Someone's in the kitchen with Dinah" verse but not that one! Monica and I can sing you some more camp songs this summer. How about, "Do your ears hang low"

jerseygirl77 said...

I do sing the standards, but I have also been known to use "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" by Green Day as a lullaby. :-)

Anonymous said...

Damn good thing I didn't know the last verse or you and your sisters wouldn't have any questions for your sex ed. teachers. Mom

T. said...

I thought it was "someone's in the kitchen with Dinah" - maybe I learned the G-rated version! JerseyGirl, I am totally singing Green Day to my kids! :-)

Boston Chef said...

Sea of Love by the Honeydrippers!