I've had a few people ask if I could post a video of Janey's singing. I've always had a hard time catching her in a true singing mood, and I've made some attempts that didn't work out. But this afternoon, she was in the backyard running around and singing eagerly, so I grabbed my camera and started filming. Hopefully, the link to YouTube will work and Janey can make her debut here!
There are a few things in the video that are very typical of Janey. One is the pacing around. I had to follow her back and forth across the back yard to stay somewhere near her. Janey does this the whole time she is outside, pretty much. Another is how I prime her for the songs. I sing the first line or so, and she finishes, if she likes the song and wants to. She sings lots of songs on her own, but in order to get some sung for the video, it was easier to do the priming! You will also notice how she completely ignores my direct questions, like asking if she is ready to go inside, and my direct requests, like at the end when I asked her to say goodbye. This is pretty common! It's only the last month or so I sometimes get a "yes" answer to yes or no questions, but opened ended questions are just about never answered.
You can also see toward the end that Janey is getting upset, or you might not see that, but she is. When I asked her to sing "She'll be Coming Round the Mountain", she started singing a bit in her frantic voice, and then she was repeating "Hickory Dickory Dock" over and over. I could tell she'd had enough, so I ended the video.