Anything But Wordless..

Little M-“Jingle Bells, Jingles Bells, Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh- Wait Mom?”

Me- “What?”

Little M- “What’s a sleigh?”

Me- “It’s a vehicle horses pull, with big wheels and you can sit in it.”

Little M- “Oh ok..Jingle Bells, Jingles Bells, Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open -Wait a minute Mom?”

Me- “Yes?”

Little M- “Why is it open? Won’t you fall out?”

Me- “No, you sit in seats, while the horse pulls you along. It has sides just no top-“

Little M- “No top?! As in you can see the sky?”

Me- “Yup.”

Little M- “That’s pretty neat. Jingles Bells, Jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse – Wait a minute Mommy?”

Me- “Yeah?”

Little M- “Why not two horses?”

Me- “Not sure, I guess they just wanted a song about one horse.”

Little M- “Two horses are better.  Jingles Bells, Jingle all the way! Oh what fun- Why is it so fun anyways Mom?”

Me- “You get to ride in a sleigh, with a horse pulling you while you look at everything going by. It’s a ride, an adventure.”

Little M- “Why are bells jingling?”

Me- “I guess the horse wears bells.”

Little M- “Mom, now wait a minute, your telling me one horse is wearing bells just so it can jingle ?”

Me- “Yup.”

Little M- “That’s strange, that would be noisy, and then the ride would be just jingling bells jingling loudly as we went everywhere. I couldn’t hear anything but bells go -dong -dong-dong clank clank clank- Mom that isn’t fun, that’s noisy, and noisy is not fun. Why would someone sing about Jingling bells on a horse and say it’s fun? “

Me- “Umm, I uuuhh.”

Little M walking away arms shaking in the air – “It’s not even Christmas Mom, I’m singing something else!”

Me- “Ok.” 🙂