“Soft Kitty…”


Tuesday 21 January, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Our small person, otherwise known as Cousin Spike Jnr, is a bit off the weather right now; nothing more than a cold and the usual cough which may or may not become a chest infection. All of this is ‘normal stuff’ for us, as with any other parents.

Aunty Spike works away all week so I get kiddo duty as standard. However at the weekend, mom get’s a turn with the bedtime story bit. The good thing is that we don’t have to do the reading generally; small features loves his reading and chooses from this bookshelves. Some nights English; others, Turkish.

Saturday night around 9pm, and the boss came back downstairs once kiddo was settled – and she had a smile on her face. This is a brief synopsis of what went down (translated into English)…


“Mummy, I’m very sick. Can you sing to me tonght?”

(bear in mind that Aunty Spike, like yours truly should not
give up the day job – professional warblers, we are not!)

“Ok, what shall I sing?”

“Twinkle Twinkle”

“But I only know the first 2 lines I think”

(remembering she is Turkish)

“Ok, ‘Soft Kitty‘ then”

And so, Aunty Spike, proceeded to sing ‘Soft Kitty’ to Sheldon junior.

“Soft kitty, Warm kitty, Little ball of fur.
Happy kitty, Soft kitty…”

“No, no mummy, that’s wrong. It’s ‘sleepy kitty’, isn’t it?”

(After an apology, she started singing again)

“…Sleepy kitty, purr….”

“No, no mummy. You have to start from the beginning!”


“Soft kitty, Warm kitty, Little ball of fur.
Happy kitty, Sleepy kitty, Purr, purr, pur-r-r”

“Thank you mummy. Good night”




And then Sunday morning, he was using moms laptop. He gets on to YouTube and checks out Lego Star Wars reviews and a varietry of other sites he likes (he does a more efficient Google search than I can)… After a while I called out to him to see if was gonna grace us with his presence for breakfast.

“Want any breakfast son?”

“No thanks, I’m doing science”


I swear sometimes Sheldon has finally achieved his dream of replicating himself. We have the bilingual version here in Turkey it would seem.





16 thoughts on ““Soft Kitty…”

  1. Ladybuggz says:

    I’m so hooked on “The Big Bang” I never heard “Soft Kitty” before the the tv show, is that where your little guy learned it? Sweet Story!


    • Uncle Spike says:

      He has watched all the series 3 times. He’s a complete nerd 🙂 He’s sat next to me now and saw the Soft Kitty title, and immediately sang the song in full 😀


  2. Sarah Mae says:

    This is pretty much the most adorable thing I’ve heard all day. Thanks for sharing, and making the flu out-break here in my American office, seem a little less horrible!


  3. ballerina95 says:

    Our three boys were sung Elvis’ Love Me Tender and I can’t help falling in love with you! Worked wonders only up to age 2 though.


  4. fredrieka says:

    priceless wooorooof! two paws up


  5. janegundogan says:

    I’ve been known to sing Soft Kitty when Daughter is feeling under the weather too. Unfortunately Daughter told me that “Penny” sings it better.


  6. cabbagetalk says:

    That’s so sweet. How old is your child?
    My mother travels to Turkey every other year. She says the people, the land and the food are all beautiful and refreshing. I’ve seen some of her photos. You really do live in a beautiful country.


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