Alouette

So last night was apparently meltdown night.  Rowan had been tired (we all have been) but usually she has swimming lessons on Monday.  I decided not to take her as a) she didn’t want to go and b) I figured she could use extra sleep.  Of course, instead she had a big tantrum and got no extra sleep.   If fact, she was misbehaving so bad we did not read any stories, not pretty.

However, even though she was mad, I try to remain calm so she knows that I still love her, even if she won’t get what she wants.  Long story short, when she finally realized the night was over and there would be no story or snuggling in the living room, she wanted me to sing to her, which was fine.  However, my repetoire is fairly limited, but having taken 5 years of french I know “Alouette.”  In case you’re unfamiliar, here are the words:

Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai
Je te plumerai la tête
Je te plumerai la tête
Et la tête, et la tête
Alouette, Alouette
O-o-o-o-oh
Alouette, gentille Alouette
Alouette je te plumerai

The english translation is “Lark, gentle lark, lark, I will pluck you.  I will pluck your head (la tête)” and then you add in all sorts of different body parts for variety.  Yes, it’s another classic children’s song in the vein of death and dismemberment, like “Ashes, Ashes”.

Anyway, Rowan was getting a kick out of the French words for head, nose (le nez) and mouth (la bouche).  I couldn’t remember any more, but I found these great suggestions:
La tête – the head
Le nez – the nose
Les yeux – the eyes
Le cou – the neck
Les ailes – the wings
Le dos – the back
Les pattes – the legs
Le queue – the tail

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

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