Keith took the kids to the library Saturday morning after Nate’s basketball game & they dropped me off to shop alone!!! Wow, what a difference that makes in one’s shopping experience, let me tell you. No squashed bread, hide & seek in the toilet paper isles, etc.
Anyway, they came back with a ton of books & Songs of the Civil War CD . We’ve been listening to that the last few days accompanied by the kids dancing jigs to it in the living room. Cute. (It’s a little heavy on the Confederate side for my taste, musically speaking.) Callie’s devouring the Little House series right now, so Home Sweet Home is appropriate there & all. Two Little Boys & Goober Peas are fun songs, but one song (Cumberland Gap) stands out as a favorite & so has been adopted as Anders’ new theme song. To hear the song in its entirety, although a different rendition, go here. In the CD we have, we are treated to banjo, some skillful spoon-playing, whistling at one point, & they repeat the chorus line quite a bit more, hence the reason for it being Anders’ new theme…
Lay down boys & take a little nap
They’re kicking up a fuss in the Cumberland Gap.
I think it’s hilariously ironic that he loves this song so! You can imagine the words we’ve come up with for our family verses.