Thursday, December 15, 2005

Jenny's Fun Tips: Bring it and Sing it

Jenny knew that whatever can be spoken can be sung. Kids respond to the "clean up, clean up, everybody clean up" catchy tune much better than a repeated nag to clean. Jenny, of course, took singing with kids a step further, into the realm of competitive song.

The game was sing down, the maestro Jenny. Pick a theme, any theme, such as food. Then, people must randomly come up with bits of songs that contain the theme. Endlessly. Jenny managed to incorporate her favorite songs into most rounds:
  • The theme to "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"
  • "I Will Survive"
  • "Like a Prayer"

Sometimes, when I want to evoke Jenny, I try to make the windows rattle, singing as loud as I can: "Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone. I hear you call my name, and it feels like...home." Who knew Madonna was so deep?

2 comments:

Eileen said...

Hi, Twi, it's Spike.

I was hunting around on the internet and spied your blog. I like it, if for no other reason than it lets me think of Jenny, more. It affords me a look into your memory bank, which I can compare with mine. I laughed and cried at your yoga story. She is alive within us and I am thankful!

Serena said...

Hey, Spike, it's Foz. I thought of you when writing that yoga story, because I wanted to show the joy and hope in a science-based belief system, rather than a spiritual one. Take care...