Nothing is sweeter than hearing my bilateral CI daughter singing The Chipmunk Song and Jingle Bell Rock. Especially considering there was a time when we weren’t sure she’d even talk.
Yeah, she misses and messes up a few words, but when I was 7, I didn’t get “snowing and blowing up bushels of fun” either. She also loves to belt out We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Jingle Bells. We’re still working on Silent Night and Away in a Manger.
And, thanks to A Charlie Brown Christmas, she knows Hark! The Herald Angel Sings. And she sings it exactly as kids do in the cartoon: face upturned toward the heavens and mouth wide open!