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The Wonky Donkey

From Kate:

We have some very special friends in New Zealand. We met them around this time last year. We are both families affected by SMA. Obviously not the way we wanted to meet, but it is what it is and we are better people for it. Getty and Holly were fast friends. 🙂 Getty received a very sweet gift from our Kiwi friends a while back. The book is called, The Wonky Donkey. It is a very cute story about a Donkey. The story also has a song version of it as well.

When we received the gift back in the winter we read it to Getty and her response was confusion. She really wasn’t interested to be honest. We had heard how much Holly liked it and we thought, well of course Getty will as well.  Um…….nope!

During book time every night I would sneak it in and still she would not be interested. What was it about this donkey? Then we played the song. It became very clear to us that it was us, we were the one’s boring her to new heights. It was our tone and the way we didn’t make it rhyme that made her disinterested. Oops! 🙂

The first time we played the song she was hooked. We could tell Getty loved how he sang very fast and upbeat. There are sounds of a donkey that makes her giggle and her eyes just twinkle. It just melts our hearts to see that twinkle.

So we decided to video Getty and daddy playing and singing while listening to the Wonky Donkey song. I’ll just say this, Getty knows exactly when the song will be over. Yep, that is all I am going to say. 🙂


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  • Shannon Barbarino says:

    That is such a cute song! And Getty certainly knows what she wants!! I worry for you and Mark, though, since it is the kind of song that will stick in your minds all day…good luck with that!!! 🙂

  • Barbara Coffman says:

    That was just adorable! I started cracking up when she started crying because the song was over! That’s how I feel when I’m having a good time and it’s time to go home but I guess crying at my age would be unacceptable!

  • gettyadmin says:

    It does stick in our heads and sometimes we have to be careful if we sing it out loud, because Getty will hear and want us to play it for her. 🙂

  • Greg Hartwell says:

    Little Getty Owl. It warms our heart knowing you love the Wonky Donky song. Watching your video reminds us of our little angel & how she loved it as well.Love you Getty

  • Morgan says:

    Oh Getty! You are too cute!! Love the video mom and dad, good job! 🙂 The Wonky Donkey- Good taste in music Getty 😉

  • Brenda Barberena says:

    <3 this…<3 her smile…<3 her enthusiasm! thank u for sharing!

  • Michelle Stump says:

    After seeing that reaction to the end of the song I can only assume that Wonky Donkey is on constant repeat at your house. Too cute!!! We love you all!!

    Michelle, Mike, Claire and Isabel

  • Katie says:

    To cute! Getty you are a little cute party machine!

  • Helen says:

    I had to see this thru youtube, but it was well worth it! What a cutie 🙂


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