Lessons from five & six year olds who sang "The Twelve Days of Christmas" for the church christmas program:
1. "Eleven pipers piping" is just unreproducibily cute in an african accent.
2. "Five golden rings" can in fact be sung so wholeheartedly as to drain your face of color every time you sing it.
3. From one dad - encouragement that the next time we need parents to help with costumes, talk to the moms. He confused "french hen" with "french bar maid" theme. Mom confirmed her having to step in and rescue the situation. :-)
4. Explain to the children exactly what they are singing about, or they will sing what they know. The program went perfect, but for those who missed practice, "two turtle doves" was also at times " two little doves, two duttle loves and "two dirty turds."
All sung genuinely and with beautiful sincerity.