Tim's "hack" is really more of a sweet example of how our kids can inspire us:
Part of my toddler's bedtime routine is a song. Somewhere along the line, I forgot the actual lyrics to "Hush, Little Baby". This led to the realization that this particular lullaby is great for improvisation. My son loves our silly rhymes so much, this has become the only thing he wants to hear. We often foul up when doing this on the fly, but here's an example:
Hush, little baby. Don't you cry. Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby.
If that lullaby sounds funny, Daddy's gonna give you a chocolate bunny.
If that chocolate bunny melts, Daddy's gonna buy you some beaver pelts.
If those beaver pelts make you itch, Daddy's gonna give you a ball to pitch.
If that ball is too hard to hit, Daddy's gonna make you a banana split.
If that banana split tastes good, Daddy's gonna chop down a pile of wood.
If that pile of wood falls down, you'll still be the sweetest little boy in town.
I'm sure we've all fudged the words on Hush Little Baby! What are some of your favorite improvisations? Mine (on This Little Piggy): "This little piggy ate tofu, and this little piggy had none."