Saturday we headed to my parent's house for the rest of the weekend. We went for walks, took Charlotte shopping, and watched the Dawgs lose. My grandmother came over Saturday evening and Charlotte put on a show for her. She is quite the little entertainer. One of her new tricks is to spit food out when you put it in her mouth - she thinks that is hilarious. I don't.
Sunday morning we played then Dad made us waffles. They were yummy, Charlotte ate every bite that I gave her. We headed to the airport in the afternoon and luckily got on the 2:30 pm flight. I was pretty nervous about the flight, Charlotte had been cranky all weekend. Keeping a very wiggly 9 month old happy on an airplane is difficult at best. She was fussy for a little while, but fell asleep for about a half an hour. Once we landed and were taxing to the gate (which seemed to take a lifetime), she started to get very frustrated and loud. She wanted to be able to crawl all over the plane and I wouldn't let her. So, in an act of desperation, I laid her on my lap and started to sing "The Wheels on the Bus" while moving her feet & legs to the beat. I didn't think I was singing that loud, but I guess I was. I didn't really care, it was working, she was quiet and smiling. I had made it through most of the verses I know:
- the wheels on the bus go round and round
- the doors on the bus go open, shut
- the wipers on the bus go swish, swish, swish
- the people on the bus go up and down
- the driver on the bus says Move on Back
- the babies on the bus go Wah! Wah! Wah!
- the mommies on the bus go Shh! Shh! Shh!
Then I was stuck...someone from the row behind me says "Does the bus have horn?" Why, yes it does!
- The horn on the bus goes Beep Beep Beep
A year ago if someone had told me that I would be singing "The Wheels on the Bus" in front of a plane full of people, I would have laughed in their face. It just goes to show that you'll do almost ANYTHING to keep your baby quiet in a confined space! So, all you expectant moms out there...brush up on your children's songs.