Sunday, August 21, 2022

Our Special Song - Try It with Your Grandchildren!

When my sweet grandsons were little I sang a particular song to them at nap-time and bedtime. When I sang this song, they stopped fussing, they listened, and peacefully went to sleep. I may have had to sing it thirty times in a row, but they always settled down and went to sleep with a smile on their face!

What is this amazing, powerful song, you ask? I'll share it with you. It is my own version of, "You Are My Sunshine", and it goes like this . . . 
"You are my sunshine, my little sunshine. You make me happy, all the day. I love you forever and for always. You are my sunshine today!" 
I sang it softly to them as I snuggled them in my arms and this song did put them to sleep!

I have wondered why this song is so successful at getting little boys to settle down and go to sleep and I think it is because of a few things . . . 
  • I sing softly. They have to settle down to hear me.
  • I look them in the eyes when I sing - and they look back at me!
  • The words tell them how much I love them - forever and for always!
  • The words tell them I treasure them - they are my sunshine and they make me happy all the time.
  • They hear, see, and feel my love for them when I sing to them.
I'm convinced this combination of love calms and reassures them and helps them settle down and go to sleep. So, when your sweet little ones are at your home for a sleep-over, feel free to use this song with them and see if it helps them settle down and go to sleep!  

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