July 27, 2002 - Saturday
A week or two ago I sang Harry "Teddy Bear" at bedtime. Somehow I remembered the words off the top of my head and he seemed to get a big kick out of it. The next day, or shortly thereafter anyway, I put on our Elvis CD and played his version of the song. Harry immediately recognized it and ever since has been requesting Elvis almost whenever we're in the living room. Of course, "I want Elvis" doesn't really mean Elvis in general, but rather the Teddy Bear song specifically, although after "Teddy Bear" Harry seems quite content to let the CD play out rather than repeating Teddy Bear over and over. This morning his mother tried to put another Elvis CD on instead of the one with Teddy Bear and it didn't go over too well until half way through the second song, "Are You Lonesome Tonight," when Elvis starts his talking bridge. That got Harry's attention and he talked about it through the rest of the day.