How many times in my life have I heard this? Too many times to enumerate, that's for sure!
Probably your mother told you this when you were growing up. I know I have found myself speaking (in my own mother's voice) these same words to my children --- especially the ones who did not want to wake up early for school --- or at 5:00 am to get ready for Early Morning Seminary.
My high school friend's mother used to wake her up by coming into her room singing "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" at the top of her lungs. My friend usually levitated very quickly in hopes that would STOP her mother's vocalizing.
While visiting my daughter's family last week in Pennsylvania, I took the opportunity to record four granddaughters singing some of my kid's songs. These girls were willing to learn 14 new songs for me. One of the songs was "Good Mornin' Sunshine" from the play The Tale of Chicken Licken. Nine-year-old Maya told me that this was her favorite song. "It just makes me happy, Grandma!" Maya likes "Good Mornin' Sunshine" because it is all about the animals on the farm, and she likes their little mini-farm.
Recently, the girls thought it might be funny if the hens had HANDS. So their brother Tanner used his 3D printer and made little hands for the chickens.
It brings a smile to your face and giggle to your heart, just like the song...
"Good Mornin' Sunshine" sung by Maya, Megan, Melanie, and Makayla.