Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time for Bed by Mem Fox, paraphrased by Sophia
Sophie likes bedtime stories. Most nights she even insists on sleeping with her board books instead of her soft stuffed animals (or at least in addition to). I'm just enjoying the fact that she's started reading to me. Here's her newest favorite:
The book :
It’s time for bed, little mouse, little mouse,
Darkness is falling all over the house.
"Time a bed, little mouse, little mouse.
The house is falling all over the place.
It’s time for bed, little goose, little goose,
The stars are out and on the loose.
Time a bed, little goose, little goose.
Little goo-oose! LITTLE GOO-OOSE! Where is you, little goose?!?
It’s time for bed, little cat, little cat,
So snuggle in tight, that’s right, like that.
Time a bed little cat, little cat –
It's time for bed, little calf, little calf,
What happened today that made you laugh?
Time a bed, little calf, little calf,
You make me laugh! (laughter ensues)
It’s time for bed, little fish, little fish,
So hold your breath and make a wish.
Hold your breaf, make a wish!
It’s time for bed, little sheep, little sheep,
The whole wide world is going to sleep.
Time a bed little sheep, little sheep,
Whole world is sleepin’
It’s time to sleep, little bird, little bird,
So close your eyes, not another word.
Hey birdy! No more words!
It’s time to sleep, little bee, little bee,
Yes, I love you and you love me.
Time a sleep little bee, little bee,
I love me and you love me!
It’s time to sleep, little snake, little snake,
Good gracious me, you’re still awake!
Oh my GOOness! Still awake?!?
It’s time to sleep, little pup, little pup,
If you don’t sleep soon the sun will be up!
You sleep soon little puff,
The sun be up!
It’s time to sleep, little deer, little deer,
The very last kiss is almost here.
(she usually skips this page because she knows the end is near, but she DOES NOT like it when I try to kiss her here! Tonight she said “go away leave Sophie ‘lone! Sleep by self!”)
The stars on high are shining bright—
Sweet dreams my darling, sleep well…good night!
Sweet dreams, darlin’!
I've tried a couple of times to get this on video, but so far she hasn't "cooperated" with that yet. It's really much funnier watching her get excited at all the pages...
at 12:18 AM