Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Fill in the Blank

Last week, I came home from work to find Sylvain and Sylvia singing their ABC's together.  He would stop and let her say the missing letters and I was SHOCKED that she knew what the missing letters were!  I don't know why I was shocked; she's obviously the smartest person I know, no offense to everyone else I know.  So I tried some other songs over the weekend and darn it, that girl knew them ALL!  Twinkle Twinkle, You Are My Sunshine, our Night Night song, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Alouette...she finished every line!  Our favorite song to sing with her, though, is definitely Promenons-Nous Dans Le Bois, a sweet little French song about frolicking in the forest while the wolf is away!  Here's a video of her awesomeness:

And here are the lyrics to the French song, just in case you're dying to figure out what they're singing, along with my less than perfect, completely novice translation:
Promenons-nous dans les bois (Let's go prancing in the woods)
Pendant que le loup n'y est pas (While the wolf isn't here)
Si le loup y était (If the wolf was here)
Il nous mangerait, (He would eat us)
Mais comme il y est pas (But he's not here)
Il nous mangera pas. (So he won't eat us)
"Loup, y es-tu ? (Wolf, where are you?)
Entends-tu ? (Do you hear?)
Que fais-tu ? (What are you doing?)
"Je mets ma chemise !" (I'm putting on my shirt!)

At the end of each verse, the wolf is putting on another piece of clothing, getting ready to go into the woods and eat all the frolicking children (great song, huh?).  The version we listen to in the car has a nice, long wolf howl at the end of each verse, so that's why Sylvia and her Papa both go "Owwooo!!!" at the end.  Totally precious.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Listen to your beautiful bilingual bebe!!! That was fantastic :)