Friends are like flowers…


It is not uncommon to hear my kids singing random songs at any given time. I often hear them singing while they are playing, while I’m drying their hair, or while getting dressed. It can be anything from the “We are family” theme from Ice Age 4 to “It’s raining, it’s pouring” to a song my Little Bird was singing the other day that brought me right back to kindergarten.
When I heard her singing “Friends are like Flowers”, I started singing with her. The look on her face was priceless because she knows that this is a song she learned in school and she’s never hear me sing it at home before. She smiled and asked me how I knew it, and when I told her that I learned it when I was a little girl like her, in kindergarten, she seemed so happy to know that.
I have such wonderful memories of that song. What a cute and happy tune that teaches, in such a short and subtle way, that we are all different, but together we are beautiful.
Since my Little Bird was a wee one, I would sing and sing, it calmed her down and she loved it. Once while driving home from my parents house in Mississauga, I think I broke a record for singing “Twinkle, Twinkle, little star,” over a hundred times. At the last verse, she would just say “Again!” And I’d start over again.

I’m no professional, oh let’s just lay it on the line – I suck at singing. But she likes it and I can’t help but smile when she belts out a song and her little voice cracks. It’s adorable. We will never be the Partridge Family, that’s for sure.
I find myself humming that song ever since she sang it. And when she catches me, she joins in. What a great way to bond over a cute little hymn about friendship.
Do you have a favourite way to bond with your kids? Do you sing with them? Even if you aren’t the best singer?

Until next time…have a musical Monday!

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Friends are like flowers by Carey Landry
Friends are like flowers. Beautiful flowers.
Friends are like flowers in the garden of life.
Are you a daisy? Are you a rose? Are you a dandelion?
You can be what you are. I can be what I am.
We will be friends in the garden of life. 

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