Our Title

Deserving its own page, is an explanation for the title of this blog.

I had been wanting to start a blog when my baby was born.  But I could not come up with a title.  Yes, it was that important.  I had things to write about, but nowhere to put them, and all because I couldn’t think of a title.  When my son was 5 months old, it finally came to me.  On a particularly balmy night, when he would have been cranky were we not dancing around and singing Raffi, an old favorite played:

“oats and beans and barley grow,
oats and beans and barley grow,
you or I or anyone know,
how oats and beans and barley grow.”

Catchy, right?  And fitting.  We eat oats and beans and barley.  We grow stuff too.  In fact…we are also growing a baby.  So “Oats and Beans and Baby Grow” was born*.

If you’d like to listen to the tune, you can find it here.  We listened to a lot of Raffi when I was a kid.  His Christmas tape (yes, tape, my mother still has a cassette player in her car) is still a staple.  I even went to see him in concert when I was 3.  Simon doesn’t listen to any kids’ music yet, but we all, kids and adults, can rock out to Raffi.

So 2 months later, we finally got it together, and a blog began to grow.

*Official apologies to the barley, for getting cut from the blog title.


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