Journal Entry

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Aviva's Song for Noah

The other day, Aviva started spontaneously singing this song (of her own invention) to Noah in the supermarket. Esther wrote it down, and I have translated it into English here:


Always, always, always I want to live with you
you are my brother for always
I love you so much

You are so nice
Do you want, when I'm seven,
to go to school or kindergarten next door to each other?

I always pick you up
when you fall in the water with your clothes on
I pull you out

What do you want?
Always, always I love you
Always, always I love you
I'm always your sister
I am your heart
I am your heart

When I'm ten and you're seven
then we'll go in a restaurant
without Mommy and without Daddy
then we'll be so big
as big as our Mommies

What do you want?
What do you want?

Oh, I love you so much
that I always want to go where you go
where you go
where you go


Posted by benrosen at September 22, 2004 10:01 AM | Up to blog
Comments

Aw. And wow! That's one sweet and impressive little girl you've got there!

Posted by: Heather Shaw at September 22, 2004 06:46 PM

*grins*

Ain't she?!

She does harass him a lot, when she's not singing his praises. He used to just gaze at her adoringly as she licked his nose, stuck fingers in his ears, did experiments in Newtonian mechanics using him as the falling weight, etc.

Now he's getting more assertive... he has this karate-like blocking move where he flings his arms over his head and then sweeps them down to his sides with great emphasis, while yelling, "Na!"

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at September 23, 2004 09:45 AM

The love and the harassment are all part of the package (as I can say definitively, having two younger brothers--in one case, with that same 3-year age difference). The best thing is, the harassment eventually ends (leaving only minor trauma scars) whereas the fierce love and protectiveness stay forever. I know both my younger brothers are now taller (and physically stronger) than I am, but that means nothing. I'm still in charge of protecting them from anybody/everything, and I'm sure Aviva will be the same!

And what a cool song. :)

Posted by: Steph Burgis at October 4, 2004 05:04 AM

that is so super beautiful...

and perfect.

Posted by: glynda at October 31, 2004 09:25 AM

In fact, this all came true.

Posted by: Benjamin Rosenbaum at June 2, 2015 11:55 PM
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