Monday, October 12, 2009

If she only knew...

Almost every night at bedtime, Abby asks me to sing her "The Cottage Song", as she calls it, due to her favorite line in the song being - "You and I will settle down in a cottage built for twoooo..."

Sound familiar?

In fear of dating myself a bit here, the actual song is none other than "My Little Buttercup" from the classic 80's comedy The Three Amigos starring Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short.

Hilarious. One of those movies that you can watch 25 times and still laugh out loud...and pretty much quote every line word for word.

I used to sing "My Little Buttercup" to Abby when she was still curled up in my belly but changed the wording to "My little Abigail"...and it just stuck. I'm pretty sure she thinks I made up the song especially for her. The lyrics do fit her perfectly - "My little Abigail has the sweetest smile..."

If she only knew... :)

7 comments:

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I could watch Steve Martin all night long...

That song DOES sound sweet for a little girl, though. :)

Chelle said...

I love it! And I can't wait until she is older and can watch the movie...with her song!

So cute, hon!

Jenny Ramsey said...

that is so cute!! we also like to change songs to suit our kids. :) hope you guys are well!!

amanda said...

Brett used to sing that to Jane too--Don't ever show her that movie. LEt her always believe that it was made just for her:) That way she'll stay little.

junkfoodkids said...

I love it. This is so funny. I love how we do little things that make our kids feel special.
Happy Sits day.

Wendi said...

Love it.
You are such a great mom!

Heidi said...

Well if it dates you, then I'm right there with you! That is one of my favorite movies. And what a cute thing to sing to your little one! It really does work so well!
I would sing it to one of mine but I can't carry a tune in a bucket!