Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Like a Rose

There's an ongoing debate in our house every time the song Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes on (which is often because we start Christmas music fairly early in the year around here).

When you get to the echo part of the song:  "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer {Reindeer} had a very shiny nose. And if you ever saw it, you would really say it glows. {Like a _____}"

And this is where the debate begins.  Back in 1983, when I was sitting in Mrs. Stenberg's kindergarten class, the perfect little angel that I was, we were told to sing "Like a rose"!  Down in Iowa Rob was sitting in his kindergarten class, probably goofing off, and claims he was told to sing "Like a light bulb".

Okay, so probably the rest of the world was taught light bulb as well but I have to agree with Mrs. Stenberg on this one.  I like things to rhyme.  Not only does "light bulb" not rhyme, there is just one too many syllables to squeeze into one beat of music.

As I am the self-appointed music director of this household, guess what my kids have been taught to sing?

But, light bulb or roses, we can agree on one thing:

Riley makes a pretty cute Rudolph.

1 comment:

Sue H said...

Oh, these Iowa boys...EVERYBODY knows it's "like a rose"!!! It's hard to undo those lessons learned in kindergarten though.