Friday, April 24, 2009

Because how would that even come up?

Dear Internets,

You know what's funny? When Achilles and I were little, both of our families had "No singing at the dinner table" rules. It's also Maira Kalman's father's first rule.

Do kids have some sort of innate impulse to sing at the dinner table, or is it just the catchiness factor of songs like "On Top of Spaghetti"?

I like to think that kids are so happy to be together with their family that they can't help but sing. But maybe it's just a really good way to irritate parents after a long day's work.

Yours curiously,
Jane

4 comments:

lucythevaliant said...

I always sang at the dinner table to distract from the fact that I wasn't actually EATING!

Kim said...

What's funny is that my friend also had this rule. I don't remember singing a lot, but we didn't have a rule and I assume that I sang a few times.

Meals and music go together.

tal said...

...i love the image of a really happy, cherub cheeked kids bursting into song and the rest of the family being like "shut up!"

Katelin said...

haha i don't think i ever sang at the dinner table, but that would be fun.