Since Lillian was less than one, we’ve had a CD in the car – a Fisher Price (so American accents, unfortunately) album of songs about the alphabet, one song for every letter. It has always been Lillian’s favourite music. Usually when we drive anywhere, it is not long before
“I want ABCD!”
She’s starting to sing along with songs now, and gradually she’s becoming aware that the singing is actually made up of words which mean something.
Today she was singing along to the “A” song. One line was
“A you’re amazing and A you’re astounding and A you’re the apple of my eye…”
Lillian stopped for a moment and said, with maximum sing-song dramatic effect: “Apple in my eye???…. APPLE IN MY EYE???….Nooooooo…. that’s silly!”