Well, we listen to almost all of the songs. Not the hello song. NEVER the hello song.
In class the hello song is one of my favorites. We go around the room and all of the parents sing hello to all of the children by name. We sing hello to the moms and the dads and the teacher too. It's a lovely community building time. The song on the CD though, is very different. The song on the CD has "Uncle Jerry."
The song on the CD starts out just like in class. They sing hello to the teacher, then to the Moms and Dads, and then, without warning Uncle Jerry comes in. Now, he doesn't do anything wrong, all he sings is "hello, I'm Uncle Jerry." However, every time I hear it I want to scoop Meg up, run away, tell all kids in the area not to take candy from him, and NEVER, EVER sit on Uncle Jerry's lap.
I know, I know, I'm totally songtyping. I'm sure Jerry is actually a very nice man, who teaches music, who was asked to sing on this record, and who just happens not to have kids of his own. Still, did he have to be "Uncle" Jerry? Couldn't he just be "Jerry"? I mean, "Jerry" is your pal who has an above ground pool, or a playful cartoon cat. "Uncle Jerry" has a black van with no windows, and a mysterious reason for having to leave the boy scouts.
I just am grateful he's not the one teaching our class. Bringing a tazer into a class full of kids, even for a good reason, is never smart.
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