June 2, 2007

Na-Na-Naaa-Na, Hey, Hey, Hey…

TheMonk and Swee’Pea have begun showing a great interest in singing. Every now and then, one or the other will break out their own rendition of Wheels on the Bus, Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star or the second-half of Bohemian Rhapsody.

Now I’m not the greatest singer in the world and some of these songs that we listen to tend to get a little old after a while. That is why I’ve begun introducing other songs to Swee’Pea & TheMonk over breakfast. Most of the songs that come to me are Sports Arena songs that any sports fan in America would recognize. I started with “We Will Rock You” but that one didn’t stick. I then tried out “Jump Around” but while they enjoyed watching me jump around the kitchen while singing, it didn’t create the connection I was trying to create with my little ones. Finally, I tried out the “Na, Na, Hey, Hey… Goodbye” song and that’s when magic occured.

Let me just tell you that there’s nothing cuter than two toddlers, sitting in their high chairs, singing “Na-Na-Naaaa-Na… Na-Na-Naaaa-Na… Hey! Hey! Hey!… Good-bye!”

It’s been a favorite now for the better part of the week. I even heard Swee’Pea and TheMonk over the baby monitor singing it together this morning in their cribs. They had forgotten the rhythm but it sure was cute to hear them sing “Naaaa Naaaa Naaaa” together (in harmony, I might add) and then hear the little Monk voice say softly… “Goodbye”.

Next week, we’re moving on to “Who Let the Dogs Out?!

C’mon, sing it with me… “Woof… Woof-Woof. Woof-Woof!”


  1. Don’t forget “Baby Got Back”.

    Comment by samantha jo campen — June 3, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  2. Who Let The Dogs Out is very popular with our twins. So is Viva Las Vegas.

    Comment by Mike — June 3, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

  3. My kids all enjoyed “Who Let the Dogs Out?”, but the little ones depended on the older ones to do the first part. I’d hear my then 6 and 7 year old sing, “WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?” and then hear three little voices (ages 4, 2, and around 1) make doggy noises, almost in the correct rhythm. It was quite hilarious… until they did it in church.

    Comment by Julie — June 4, 2007 @ 11:28 am

  4. Being from UCONN country, I’ve heard enough of Who Let the Dogs Out to last me a lifetime.

    Comment by Darren — June 4, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

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