Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What's In A Name: Singing Three Little Birds

Woke up this morning

I was in the shower this morning thinking about projects, crafts, blog posts, birthday parties, children's stories.  I get some of my best ideas at 3AM.  I hardly remember half of them but occasionally I wake up with 2 or 3 good ideas and half a dozen bad ones.  Sometimes I wake up forgetting my best ideas and then I walk around all day racking my subconscious for that lost idea.

Smiled at the rising sun

I woke up to a beautiful day.  My husband ran back inside and told me not to put coats on the kids.  He was giddy with the excitement of it.  Both of the little ones were happy when they woke up and I got the kids out the door smoothly.  I even remembered to bring in an extra change of clothes for both since the weather was so warm.

Three little birds sat by my door step

I heard the birds singing this morning.  I probably hear them every morning but it is only some mornings were I stop and notice it.  I stopped and notice my kids faces, their smiles, the way Dashiell claps when I turn the radio on in the car, how Annabelle runs outside with joy and fearlessness.  I tried to stop and notice it all.

Singing a sweet song, a melody pure and true

When Dashiell was a new baby I sang Three Little Birds to him while I got him dressed.  One night Annabelle asked me to "sing Three Little Birds." It became her song.  She quickly learned all the words like she has learned so many songs.

This is my message to you. Singing don't worry...about a thing...

She started singing it last fall.  My husband and I were pretty stressed then.  I faced losing my job and he did lose his job.  The hospital he worked for closed.  The library system I worked for faced closures.  My husband was waiting test results after a medical scare in the summer.  But when I heard her sweet voice singing I knew it would all be alright. 

cause every little gonna be alright!

It was.  My library stayed open, my husband got a new job and his results came back fine.

This morning I caught myself singing Three Little Birds.  I knew it was going to be a good day!  And guess what? I remember that good idea I had at 3AM!

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  1. We LOVE the 3 Little Birds song. Not too long ago, we visited Jamaica with out then 7 year old (I was also pregnant at the time) and we heard that song ALL the time. Since then, it has been somewhat of a mantra in out house - even the kids sing it! Love the site, I'm following from SITS and Frog Blog. I will be sure to visit often :)

    I see you are a crafter, writer, and book reviewer...I'm in the very early stages of writing a book (a cookbook actually!) and I've been stuck on the traditional vs. self publishing question. Any suggestions?


  2. Hi Julie..
    I'm so happy you found me and became a blog frog friend. I followed you as well,and I'm already a follower of your blog. I don't remember how I found you first,maybet through SITS because I'm a SitSah as well. In any case,I really like your blog..and this song is on the music on my blog. I love the simple words and the happy tone of the song. I know your daughter is so sweet singing it.
    I'll have to come back and visit more. I'm a crafter as well and could use some new ideas.
    Hope you come visit me..and my other 2 blogs..
    one is .. a home cookin recipes for Texas.England and Singapore.... and the other is: .. a place to show some crafts.. Come visit..

  3. Isn't it nice that singing puts you in a good mood. Can't sing and be in a bad mood, well usually.
    came from ToBeThode’s Saturday Sound Off!

  4. Stopping by from to be thode's saturday soundoff. I've never heard that song before. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend :)

  5. OMG,love this post! So creative and clever. Love the adorable Elizabeth Mitchell arrangement of "Three Little Birds." This put a smile on my face. :)

    (found you on saturday sound off. glad it did).

  6. So cute. I just posted a post of my 2 year old singing this on my blog. You should check it out.