The things you learn…

I truly am amazed that the things I’ve learned since becoming a mother.  There is nothing that can prepare you for all the emotions that you go through as well as the benchmarks in your little one’s life.  As I mentioned previously I’ve been peed on, pooped on and puked on.  Now normally that would bother me tremendously but as a mom, you just wash it off and move on.

When I started this blog my goal was to share certain ethnic traditions that as a Greek mom I’d partake in that my peers of an other ethnicity may not.  One thing I realized is that as a first generation Greek American I wasn’t privy to all of the nursery rhymes that my peers were.  Why is this you might ask?  Well firstly because my parents didn’t really speak English when I was born so how could they relate them to me?  Secondly I didn’t learn English until I went to school and in the beginning I went to I guess what would be called an immersion school today where I had Greek teachers so I could always fall back on the Greek if I needed to.  Thirdly as you get older the mind is the first thing to go 🙂   So I was sitting in one of our mommy group classes and the presenter was going over all these nursery rhymes and to my embarrassment I maybe knew three of them.   The other mommy/child pairs were singing along and little Miss and I were trying to keep up.  When I came home it got me thinking about my favourite Greek nursery rhymes and I thought I’d start sharing them with you.  So the first one goes out to my cousin P as she says that I used to drive everyone crazy with it when I was younger, especially on car rides from the North Shore to Cape Cod!

Το πράσινο φως
Το πράσινο φως
Εμείς θα το περάσουμε
Και ‘σεις θα μείνετε πίσω!

The green light
The green light
We are going to pass it
And you all will stay back!

Okay so it doesn’t translate amazingly but if you’re Greek you get it 🙂  More nursery rhymes to come in future posts.  For now I’m having fun watching pappou and yiayia share them with my own little one.


Roula

A little ditty about Jack and Diane...no really in all seriousness I'm a daughter, sister, wife and mother. I'm a Greek-American, who has transplanted in Canada. As a first time mom I'm sharing some things as I go along.

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