K. and I spent a lot of time singing that song last Christmas. And we'd play a game ... one of us would ask "what do you want for Christmas?", and the other would break into song "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas, any hippopotamus will do ...", and we'd both giggle hysterically.
K. got two hippos for Christmas last year, both little thick plastic figures. He loves them very much.
Last year K. was also nuts about the Wee Hairy Beasties song "Cyril the Karaoke Squirrel" (the album the song is off of, Animal Crackers, is very engaging and cute, but some of the songs are a little strange so we don't listen to it too much anymore). Cyril is, of course, a squirrel and his wife is a singing bee. I. had drawn K.'s name last year and gave him a stuffed squirrel, who is loved as much as the hippos.
And what does K. want this year? A bee ... a singing bee to be exact ... but it doesn't really have to sing by itself because K. can do the singing for it and PRETEND that the bee is singing (says K.). That's all he wants too, no long lists, nothing complicated, just a singing bee.
I so love this kid, my baby who still is ok with being a little kid and isn't quite ready to grow up.
Oh, I almost forgot (or blocked it from my mind), he cut his hair the other day. All by himself. In at least four places. Right at his scalp. Right on top of his head. I admit that I cried, which made his lip quiver, which created quite a need for a good snuggle, during which he fell asleep, and peed on my bed. And that's life at my house.
Remember in the 80's when spiked hair was in style ... just a bit on top of the head (what the heck were we thinking???). K.'s hair looks kind of like that ... it'll grow out sooner or later, right?
I've been busy sewing, and sewing some pretty cool stuff, but that's all I can say on that matter until December 26th.
updated to add: the photo above was taken before he cut his hair. I don't have any pictures of the hair (I debated taking one while it was on the floor but couldn't bring myself to do it) or the haircut, but I'll post one sooner or later.