Skinnamarinkadink and singing.

Okay, I know that Bennett isn’t talking yet, but I swear he’s singing.

How so?

Well, I sing to him all the time.  Usually my singing is a manipulative tool to distract the baby into surrendering to my will.  But other times my singing just pours forth from the joy in my heart.

The other day I was making up an “I Love You” song when suddenly it morphed into “Skinnamarinkadink” from the 80’s Elephant Show.

Due to the charming nature of the song, naturally Bennett just melts into a puddle of grins and smiles.  Not only that, I swear the tone of his yammering changes and it truly sounds a tad more melodic.

Oh, how do I put this?

Rather than hearing a bunch of short sounds (i.e. ba ba da da ma ma na na guh), I hear longer sounds, as if he’s humming with his mouth open.  As Brian was putting Bennett to bed last night, he said, “I think he’s singing!”  Except this time he was enjoying the music coming from his VeggiesTales book.

I’ve never been more fascinated by the human brain and it’s capabilities.


  1. August 30, 2013

    I noticed how it seemed as though he was trying to sing when he pushed the veggie tales button on video you posted. It is very possible he is trying! 🙂

  2. August 30, 2013

    Sooooooo adorable!!!

  3. September 1, 2013

    Haylee: I think he was singing too. I tried to like my comments to FB that night, but it didn’t work for some reason.

  4. September 2, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    I love you in the morning and in the afternoon……. I so remember this. 🙂 What a great little jingle. Oh Benny, I love that you are trying to sing. 🙂

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