Robin and I take turns putting Ellie Jo to bed. We both sing to her, but I think we have slightly different lists of songs. My list looks like this:
5 songs that my mom used to sing to us*
I love you so much
Go to sleep my baby
Goodnight, Ellie Jo (adapted from Goodnight, Anna Beth)
Goodnight my Ellie (adapted from Goodnight my Jeffrey)
Baby Mine (from Dumbo)
Nearer, still nearer
I usually stop singing after Nearer, still nearer and just walk until I can feel the heaviness of her sleep. It’s a peaceful time.
*Daniel’s song is not included in this list because “Oh Danny Boy,” sadly, does not translate well into EJ’s name.