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2. Singing a baby to sleep

Once when his daughter was an infant and was crying, Magary decided he would go the lullaby route to get her back to sleep. "I tried singing to her, in my most delicate singing voice, to calm her back down. I thought it would be a really beautiful moment between us. 'Hush, little baby, don't say a word...' 'WAHHHHHHH!!!' 'Daddy's gonna buy you a mockingbird. And if that mockingb-' 'WAHHHHHHHHH!!!' 'All right! All right! I'll stop.' She kept on crying and jerking her head around."

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