This sweet little first grader and I were coloring together at her table. The rest of the class was singing "jingle bells" (why deny this hyper-anticipation for christmas?) while coloring, and she whispered to me:
"You know what? I have a favorite Christmas song...my most favorite ever. I'm singing it in church this sunday..."
me-"What song is your favorite?"
(inside, I'm thinking...'great, another 6 year old with some obama joke, i'm so over it')
me- "Okama? I've never heard of it...hmm...can you sing it for me?"
her- "yea, it goes like this....Okaaamaaaa me faithful, joyful and triumphanttttt"
It was to die for cute, trust me. I smiled, and said, "ohhhh THAT song" I love it too." I also liked how she added the "me faithful...not ye faithful".
I will always think of that when I hear that song now, always.