estherisms II

“EIEIO” – a catchall term to describe music in general. Esther usually says this when pointing at the stereo, a musical instrument, or the forbidden CD collection. She also sings it whenever I play “Old McDonald Had A Farm” on the guitar.

I think Esther picked this up from a song called “Old McDonald Had A Band,” which is on one of her Raffi CDs. I have begun referring to music as “EIEIO” as well (e.g. “Callie, do you want to hear some EIEIO? How about The Life Pursuit?”).

(Note: there was an actual band called EIEIO in the ’80s, but we don’t own their records.)

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