Those twinkling stars can be terrifying

by DaniGirl on March 29, 2006 · 20 comments

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My kids excell at finding ways to freak me out.

I’m putting away the groceries, and Tristan and Simon are futzing about in the dining room. Simon is playing with the Thomas the Tank Engine book that you press the buttons and it plays songs – the Wheels on the Train, I’ve Been Working on the Railroad, etc.

And all of a sudden, he’s bawling. Tristan is nowhere near him. I pick him up and ask him if he’s hurt, if he’s sick, but he won’t stop crying. Tristan had said something about the song making Simon sad, but I didn’t catch it.

Beloved comes upstairs and says “Twinkle Twinkle Litttle Star” – the song Simon had been playing obsessively – makes him cry today. We couldn’t even talk about the song by title without setting him off, even after he calmed down and was happily doing something else.

I immediately feared the worst, and started quizzing both of them on where they might have heard that song. I was, of course, thinking about daycare. But what? My kids love their daycare provider so much they call her Auntie Bobbie. And they both said nope, the only place they hear that song is in the book. The one that’s been tucked away for a couple of weeks.

Any thoughts???


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 nancy March 29, 2006 at 2:14 am

Maybe he is as perturbed as I am about the fact that Twinkle Little Star is the same melody as ABC…almost makes me cry sometimes too. I just feel so ripped off, violated….

2 nancy March 29, 2006 at 2:14 am

Maybe he is as perturbed as I am about the fact that Twinkle Little Star is the same melody as ABC…almost makes me cry sometimes too. I just feel so ripped off, violated….

3 Northern Mom March 29, 2006 at 2:50 am

Dani,
Jo is terrified of the cow. She says the cow bit her back. I think that she must have had a dream….who knows how their little minds work..

4 Northern Mom March 29, 2006 at 2:50 am

Dani,
Jo is terrified of the cow. She says the cow bit her back. I think that she must have had a dream….who knows how their little minds work..

5 renee March 29, 2006 at 3:51 am

Oh, Dani. I wish I had a clue. Some songs just rub kids the wrong way. I remember when my nephew was about 3 or 4; he’d throw a hissy fit whenever he heard ‘Jingle Bells’!

6 renee March 29, 2006 at 3:51 am

Oh, Dani. I wish I had a clue. Some songs just rub kids the wrong way. I remember when my nephew was about 3 or 4; he’d throw a hissy fit whenever he heard ‘Jingle Bells’!

7 BeachMama March 29, 2006 at 11:03 am

Who knows why one day they love something and another it makes them cry and run away? He’ll come around again, maybe after hearing it again somewhere else.

8 BeachMama March 29, 2006 at 11:03 am

Who knows why one day they love something and another it makes them cry and run away? He’ll come around again, maybe after hearing it again somewhere else.

9 Sharon March 29, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Maybe he’s just sick and tired of it and it reminds of him of going to BED. Beats me. I’m sure it will go away. And it could all be a dream he had.
Hope it leaves soon. Right now nathan is stuck on Daddy singing “there is a hole in the bucket dear liza” till I want to cry.

10 Sharon March 29, 2006 at 1:09 pm

Maybe he’s just sick and tired of it and it reminds of him of going to BED. Beats me. I’m sure it will go away. And it could all be a dream he had.
Hope it leaves soon. Right now nathan is stuck on Daddy singing “there is a hole in the bucket dear liza” till I want to cry.

11 Beanie Baby March 29, 2006 at 1:40 pm

Maybe the words sound like something else to him? I know Frances regularly makes hash of her song lyrics–maybe he doesn’t know it’s about a twinkling star?

12 Beanie Baby March 29, 2006 at 1:40 pm

Maybe the words sound like something else to him? I know Frances regularly makes hash of her song lyrics–maybe he doesn’t know it’s about a twinkling star?

13 Marla March 29, 2006 at 2:40 pm

Sorry – is this Mozart’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star we’re talking about? Or Will Smith’s? Because, you know, he’s just Will from the block if that’s what your son is worried about.
Will Smith – Twinkle Twinkle (I’m Not A Star)
I’m not a
I’m not a
I’m not a
I’m not a
I’m not a
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
Star light, star so bright
First star that I see tonight
Wish that I may wish that I might
Rift the raam just right
Now y’all all know
How the old story goes
He went from rags to riches
And he changed as he rose
To me that scenario doesn’t apply my friend
‘Cause I’m the same guy I’ve always been
JJ, FP 1-9-9-3
M-O-V-I-E’s, T.V and CD
Me and Jeff brand new on the radio
Step on the scene and the crowd scream
(There they go)
What? a star? thats quite an analagy
I don’t think who we are
should be described astrologicly
Don’t judge me by my car
And don’t treat me any differently
I’m not a
(Chorus)
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
I told y’all I aint no…
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
Lets take a trip down memory lane
You know before everybody knew my name
Before all the glory the fame and the cheers
When I was just the kid with the big old ears
West Phillidelphia born and raised
Now thats the fraze that you hear on Mondays
But lets get a little bit deeper than that
Back when Jeff was on scratch
Back when I was on the rap
I used to by records at this audio store
I barely had a dime when I walked out the door
I tried to get a ??? but they could never cut me
But now I gotten money
and they wanna give me stuff free
Thats something that I’ll never understand
Yo I can afford it give the break to the next man
You say I’m a star ’cause I’m large in a land
But excuse me what I do doesn’t define who I am
(Shaq, Denzeil, Quincy Jones)
Ooh
(Whats the catagory?)
Its folks you look up to?
(The thousand dollar answer is up on the board)
Um who is a star?
(Eeehhh sorry, no score)
Peope be flippin’ when they see me around
But yo don’t trip just give me a pound
Step up and say high
it don’t matter who you are
Come what ya all scared for?
I’m not a
(Chorus)
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Please y’all I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
Out to see a movie chillin’ with my Lilly
Actin’ kinda silly in downtown Philly
She want ta see a new flick
I wanna see a classic
So we flip a coin and settle on Jurassic
Park
The only thing that counts is me to be with her
Got some popcorn for the theatre
Everything going just fine
Then this girl from behind recognize me in line
I turned and i smiled
and she laughed
She said how ya doin’
Can I please have ya autograph?
I said yeah
and as she reached for her pen
Her boyfriend said
He aint nobody F him
F me?, yo
What did I do?
Watch your mouth man
I don’t even know you
I’m a peaceful man, real easy
I said look you got a problem with me be?
He said yeah
I don’t like the way you act
Cars and jewlery
And wavin’ like you all that
I aint sweatin’ you no matter who you are
I didn’t ask you to homie
I’m not a
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
please y’all I aint no…
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on y’all I aint no…
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
(Twinkle twinkle little star)

14 Marla March 29, 2006 at 2:40 pm

Sorry – is this Mozart’s Twinkle Twinkle Little Star we’re talking about? Or Will Smith’s? Because, you know, he’s just Will from the block if that’s what your son is worried about.
Will Smith – Twinkle Twinkle (I’m Not A Star)
I’m not a
I’m not a
I’m not a
I’m not a
I’m not a
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
Star light, star so bright
First star that I see tonight
Wish that I may wish that I might
Rift the raam just right
Now y’all all know
How the old story goes
He went from rags to riches
And he changed as he rose
To me that scenario doesn’t apply my friend
‘Cause I’m the same guy I’ve always been
JJ, FP 1-9-9-3
M-O-V-I-E’s, T.V and CD
Me and Jeff brand new on the radio
Step on the scene and the crowd scream
(There they go)
What? a star? thats quite an analagy
I don’t think who we are
should be described astrologicly
Don’t judge me by my car
And don’t treat me any differently
I’m not a
(Chorus)
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
I told y’all I aint no…
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
Lets take a trip down memory lane
You know before everybody knew my name
Before all the glory the fame and the cheers
When I was just the kid with the big old ears
West Phillidelphia born and raised
Now thats the fraze that you hear on Mondays
But lets get a little bit deeper than that
Back when Jeff was on scratch
Back when I was on the rap
I used to by records at this audio store
I barely had a dime when I walked out the door
I tried to get a ??? but they could never cut me
But now I gotten money
and they wanna give me stuff free
Thats something that I’ll never understand
Yo I can afford it give the break to the next man
You say I’m a star ’cause I’m large in a land
But excuse me what I do doesn’t define who I am
(Shaq, Denzeil, Quincy Jones)
Ooh
(Whats the catagory?)
Its folks you look up to?
(The thousand dollar answer is up on the board)
Um who is a star?
(Eeehhh sorry, no score)
Peope be flippin’ when they see me around
But yo don’t trip just give me a pound
Step up and say high
it don’t matter who you are
Come what ya all scared for?
I’m not a
(Chorus)
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Please y’all I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
Out to see a movie chillin’ with my Lilly
Actin’ kinda silly in downtown Philly
She want ta see a new flick
I wanna see a classic
So we flip a coin and settle on Jurassic
Park
The only thing that counts is me to be with her
Got some popcorn for the theatre
Everything going just fine
Then this girl from behind recognize me in line
I turned and i smiled
and she laughed
She said how ya doin’
Can I please have ya autograph?
I said yeah
and as she reached for her pen
Her boyfriend said
He aint nobody F him
F me?, yo
What did I do?
Watch your mouth man
I don’t even know you
I’m a peaceful man, real easy
I said look you got a problem with me be?
He said yeah
I don’t like the way you act
Cars and jewlery
And wavin’ like you all that
I aint sweatin’ you no matter who you are
I didn’t ask you to homie
I’m not a
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
please y’all I aint no…
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on yo I aint no..
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
Come on y’all I aint no…
(Yes you are)
(Up above the cloud so high)
Nah not me
I’m just a regular guy
(Twinkle twinkle little star)
(Twinkle twinkle little star)

15 Danigirl March 29, 2006 at 4:58 pm

I have such a crush on Will Smith!

16 Danigirl March 29, 2006 at 4:58 pm

I have such a crush on Will Smith!

17 Stephanie G March 29, 2006 at 5:09 pm

Maybe something in a dream or that he saw on TV? It could be something that the song reminded him of and has nothing to do with the song itself or any of the lyrics.

18 Stephanie G March 29, 2006 at 5:09 pm

Maybe something in a dream or that he saw on TV? It could be something that the song reminded him of and has nothing to do with the song itself or any of the lyrics.

19 Sharon March 29, 2006 at 5:18 pm

Way to go marla. Didn’t know will had such a cool version of twinkle I might just learn it to sing to nathan. I may teach him to be a rap Star!
Yo Momma! (Whatever that means)

20 Sharon March 29, 2006 at 5:18 pm

Way to go marla. Didn’t know will had such a cool version of twinkle I might just learn it to sing to nathan. I may teach him to be a rap Star!
Yo Momma! (Whatever that means)

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