It’s funny. But I thought about this in the wee hours of the morning, today. And then it came up again in another topic. So, I guess I’m just gonna go ahead and tie it in with something I’ve been sharing for the past month or so. Of course, I’m talkin’ about the ubiquitous belly button.
Now, I know your belly button isn’t a deep subject.
(*rim shot…I’ll be here all week. Be sure to tip your bartenders and waitresses.)
Most people just assume everybody has a belly button. In fact, if you don’t assume that, I’d say you’re in the minority. But guess what…you’d also be right. Because there are a couple of different types of hernias a little developing child, in the womb, can have that can “erase” the belly button.
Those hernias are known as (in case you’re into weird factoids) gastroschisis and omphalocele. Say those two words fast 5 times. When one of them happens to a little baby, they end up with a hole in their abdominal wall on next to the umbilical cord. And, when the baby’s born, the intestines protrude through the hole.
Sounds eerie. But apparently it’s fairly easy to correct. And the kid ends up with just a slight indention where you and I have what we call the belly button.
But, back to those wee hours of this morning. I started thinking, “Hey, wait a minute. How can it be called a button, when it clearly looks more like a button hole?”
Of course, I realize some people have outies. But us normal people have innies. And they definitely fall into the category of buttonhole. So, there. I’ve laid down the gauntlet. Let the great belly debates begin. In the meantime, I’m reminded of how “The Belly Song” was “born.”
Back when we sold tons of CD’s for kids in stores all across Colorado, we connected with a kids’ store near the Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. And it was called “The Belly Store.” But the first time we went in, we weren’t able to meet with the owner. So, I took time between our next appointment with her to write and record a belly song.
On our second trip to the store, we played the song for the owner.
She actually cried a little. And I remember how she was genuinely touched to hear a song so connected to her store. And she ordered a bunch of our “Kiddin’ Around” CD’s. They sold all they had. But sadly, a year or two later, they sold their business and closed up.
But the song lives on. And it’s one of 10 songs kids have gotten a kick out of for a long time. And now, you can get all the songs for zee-row dollars when you order the Kiddin’ Around songbook (which is also a coloring book and drawing book)
Because the songbook has a super secret link where you can go to download all the songs in the book. Then you and your little kids can sing along to the lyrics in the book. Or your little kids can color and draw while they listen. If it was any more fun, I’d have to require a first and last month’s deposit.
But you don’t have to worry about that. Just hop on over to da stoh and get your copy today. The link is below.
I was in a belly;
You were in a belly.
We were belly babies…once upon a time
© 2007 Tony Funderburk