Tuesdays With Tyler

In a weekly feature entitled “Tuesdays With Tyler” I will post something Tyler says or does that is either unique or heartwarming.  I hope this will serve as a record for me of the precious things my little one says, as well as hope to entertain my readers.

The battle to get Tyler to go to sleep at a decent hour and to sleep in his “big boy” bed continues.  I have had success in the past with singing him to sleep but lately, especially as his vocabulary continues to expand, he wants to sing with me!  At two-and-a-half, he is already so musical.  I loved to sing for as long as I could remember and sang through college in various choirs or musicals but had to stop once I hit the working world.  The voice is like a muscle and so is pitch, use it or lose it, and now I would say I have a merely better than average voice.  I know I am not the only one who wonders if their offspring has inherited their same abilities or if they will surpass them.

I enjoy singing “duets” with Tyler but not at bedtime!  I was so frustrated last night – again!  He asked me to sing him the lullaby Diego sings to the volcano in Go, Diego, Go!  and then told me he wanted to sing it.  I told him NO but he said he wanted to sing it to me.  In his sweet baby voice, he sang:

       Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep my Mommy,

       Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep my Mommy,

      Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep my Mommy,

      Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep, my Mommy.

His voice, so clear, in an almost perfect pitch that has to be so unusual for someone his age, filled my heart.  It also brought back memories that I have heard all my life:  Your voice!  It’s so clear! Your singing voice is so clear!

These trying times will pass, and so will our lullabies to each other, but I hope my son will always have some time to make music with his mother.


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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.

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