The other morning, I was making a cup of Nescafé (yum!). All of a sudden I had this song in my head:
A robin feathering his nest has very little time to rest
While gathering his bits of twine and twig
Though quite intent in his pursuit
He has a merry tune to toot
He knows a song will move the job along.
Why, I thought, am I singing Mary Poppins? I haven’t seen that movie probably since the last time I babysat seven years ago.
Then, I kept singing the song.
For a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down…
Ahhh! That’s why. I had just put a spoonful of sugar into my Nescafé.
This happens to me all the time. I’ll see a word, then start singing some song that goes along. For example, if someone starts talking about rain in Spanish (lluvia) I will inevitably (haha)* start singing Shakira:
El cielo está cansado ya de ver la lluvia caer
Y cada dia que pasa es uno más parecido ayer
No encuentro forma alguna de olvidarte porque
Seguir amandote es inevitable*
If someone starts talking about breakfast food, of if I’m making breakfast myself, I’ll start singing Jewel:
I got my eggs I got my pancakes too
I got maple syrup, everything but you
I break the yolk and make a smiley face
I kinda like it in my brand new place
Luckily, when I say “start to sing” it’s usually in my head or at most humming a bit. But if it were socially acceptable, I’d belt it out wherever I was.
*Did you get the joke? I hope so, because it’s too dumb to explain.