Sesame Street: I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon

This is my very favorite lullaby.  I made sure to learn the all the words when my baby was born.

Well, I’d like to visit the moon
On a rocket ship high in the air.
Yes, I’d like to visit the moon
But I don’t think I’d like to live there.
Though I’d like to look down at the earth from above
I would miss all the places and people I love
So although I might like it for one afternoon
I don’t want to live on the moon.

I’d like to travel under the sea.
I could meet all the fish everywhere.
Yes, I’d travel under the sea
But I don’t think I’d like to live there.
I might stay for a day there if I had my wish
But there’s not much to do when your friends are all fish.
And an oyster and clam aren’t real family
So I don’t want to live in the sea.

I’d like to visit the jungle, hear the lions roar.
Go back in time and meet a dinosaur.
There’s so many strange places I’d like to be
But none of them permanently.

So if I should visit the moon
Well, I’ll dance on a moonbeam and then
I will make a wish on a star
And I’ll wish I was home once again.
Though I’d like to look down at the earth from above
I would miss all the places and people I love.
So although I may go I’ll be coming home soon
‘Cause I don’t want to live on the moon.
No, I don’t want to live on the moon.

RIP Maurice Sendak

He’s a childhood favorite that got even better as an adult.  If you think you know about Maurice Sendak but haven’t seen his interview on The Colbert Report, you’ve really got to watch it.  And even if you don’t know anything about him, watch it if you love to laugh.

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1
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The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2
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I hope you at least have the following titles in your library…

Where the Wild Things Are

In the Night Kitchen (Caldecott Collection)

Nutshell Library (Caldecott Collection) (includes Chicken Soup with Rice, Pierre and Alligators all Around)

Then, just for good measure, pick up Really Rosie and listen to it in the car.  You’ll love it as much as the kids will.

(those are amazon affiliate links but you can pick them up anywhere)

Maurice Sendak died this morning.  He was 83 years old.  I know I’ll be treasuring these titles even more after today.

Happy Bloggiversary to Me!

I started blogging here TWO years ago today.

I’m so happy it’s part of my life.  I love what I’ve learned and the people I’ve met.  Thank you all for reading and sharing us with your friends!  I hope to keep it up for many more years to come.

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