For those of you who don’t remember… Fighter’s real name is Jude. Heh… sometimes I even forget that. When people see me with him and ask me “What’s his name?”, I often go “Fighter”… and then they ask me “Serious?”
And I pause for a while before I say “Jude”.
We named him Jude after the famous Beatles song. Shorty is a big Beatles fan and she likes Jude because it’s a fairly uncommon name in Malaysia and it’s not too pretentious a name. A simple name.
One of the things Shorty has always done for him is sing “Hey Jude” to him. The first time was when he was still with tubes and a mask over him in an incubator.
She felt that the song made him feel more calm and relaxed. Call it Mother’s Instinct or what but I agree with her. Not just that, her singing makes me… the Daddy… more calm too. Heh.
Just last week Shorty and I were putting him to bed. Our routine now is that Shorty will play Fighter the song “Hey Jude” from a music box a friend gave us. I took this video of it.
He seemed much more happy and active rather than sleepy but that’s my boy.
Fifteen minutes later… he was fast asleep.