My daughter teaches me something new every day.
On the day she was born she taught me that my life had a purpose. On the day she got her first vaccinations she taught me that sometimes the pain really does hurt the parent more than the child. A few months ago she taught me that I could use her explosive digestive powers as a means of fending off home invaders.
And a few days ago, my daughter taught me that "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" has the same melody as the alphabet song. My daughter is musically gifted!
It all started when I was trying to lull Anne to sleep by singing TTLS. After she zonked out I sang the ABC's in order to subconsciously teach them to her, just like they do in Brave New World.
In singing these two songs back-to-back I discovered that they had the same melody. It seems incredible that I've never noticed this before, but it's obviously common knowledge - Google returned 625,000 websites for my search on "twinkle abcs."
Of course, that's not really a high number of results on Google. Googling "numa numa" returns 3,180,000 websites, and Googling "Paris Hilton" returns 82,800,000 websites. ("Paris Hilton numa numa" in quotes only returns 5 websites - hopefully this one will be the sixth. Go team!)
Maybe tomorrow I'll learn something else that is really neat. Until then, I'll just continue interlacing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" with the ABC's and hope that this doesn't interfere with her sleep-learning.
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