These Are a Few of MY Favourite Things (Mine, All Mine)

four_dwarvesToday we’re getting musical, in the loosest possible sense of the word, with The Toddler and The Baby, and their top five hits of the year so far, as featured in the Silly Chart Show.

5. A new entry from The Toddler, with Don’t Pick Your Nose Up Off the Floor

There is a song on The Toddler’s Sing and Sign DVD that goes:
‘Don’t wipe your nose on the sofa
Don’t trap your fingers in the door
You shouldn’t, you mustn’t, you can’t do that
And don’t eat that biscuit off the floor’

The Toddler is in the back of the car, performing her own special rendition of this song: ‘…Don’t pick your nose up off the floor…’

4. An old favourite staying steady at Number 4 (though we may have forgotten it): The Toddler, with Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The Toddler would like it to be known that she still knows Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: ‘I remember that Califragilistic song!’ Indeed. Not the name. Or any of the lyrics. But, in all other respects, perfect recollection.

3. A first entry to the Chart for The Baby, with Heigh Ho

The Baby likes to join in with the dwarfs in Snow White as they head off to work singing Heigh Ho. She only really knows one word in the song, but she makes it work. Despite not being quite sure where exactly they are going, she is game to join in with the going itself. She marches around the coffee table, singing : ‘Go! Go! Go! Go!’ The moments when the dwarfs are also singing ‘go’ are very exciting for her. There is a special dance.

2. Not a new entry, but a remix in at Number 2 for The Toddler, with Silent Night
The Toddler has expanded on her early version of Silent Night (‘All is calm/All is calm/All is calm/All is calm’). There are now more lyrics. Not the usual lyrics, granted, but lyrics nonetheless.
‘Silent night
All is calm down
Sleeping Beauty
Sleeping Beauty is come
That’s the end’

Ah, yes, a classic musical rendition of the traditional Nativity story: Sleeping Beauty went to sleep in a manger and nothing else happened.

1. Straight in at Number 1, it’s The Toddler feat. Silly Mummy, with My Favourite Things

The Toddler currently likes My Favourite Things. She requires Silly Mummy to sing it at bedtime. However, she likes to interject with a few amendments. Just to make it clear whose things these actually are.

Silly Mummy (singing): ‘Cream coloured ponies and crisp apple strudels…’
The Toddler (yelling): ‘It’s MY apple!’
Silly Mummy (singing): ‘…These are a few of my favourite things…’
The Toddler (yelling): ‘They’re MY things!’


  1. Love this list of The Toddler’s top five in the Silly Chart Show – it’s so funny when little ones make up their own words to songs and I quite like the “don’t pick your nose up off the floor” and having Sleeping Beauty in a manger – presumably this is a baby Sleeping Beauty and not the full-grown version as she would need to be quite a contortionist otherwise! Love that The Toddler is also quite keen to ascertain ownership of her favourite things too. Thanks for linking up to #ftmob 🙂

  2. Michelle says:

    I love the toddler’s response to My Favorite Things! “my apple” That is adorable! I bet you get a kick out of that every time she says it while you are singing the song:) Popping over from #waywow

  3. Alice says:

    Quality! I love the Toddler’s version of the nativity!
    Jet would like it to be known that a biscuit is a biscuit. It’s location, be it the floor or anywhere else, is irrelevant to the inevitability that it will be eaten.
    x alice

  4. This post gave me such a huge smile on what has been a pretty crappy night, thank you. My little man and I were singing There was an old lady who swallowed a fly tonight in the shower but his favourite is still this little piggy, you can’t beat a good toe tickle even when you’re almost 7. (Big brother wasn;t here to pull faces though).

  5. Nikki says:

    I am dying because I am laughing so hard. As I’ve said before the toddler needs her own show! I don’t know how you can listen to her with a straight face, perhaps you can’t and she knows how much she pleases her mama. Keep at it you entertain so many of us Weekly with her antics. Absolutely love it!

  6. Jenny says:

    Lovely, although now I can’t stop singing Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious what a song that has lasted generations. lol Too funny. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:

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