Maybe it’s genetics, or maybe it’s just good luck…but either way, I am incredibly grateful that both of my kids love music as much as I do. Before they were born, I had fantasies of teaching them all my songs and listening to them sing along with me, and that is pretty much my reality now.
A couple of weeks ago, my son asked if there were any Thanksgiving songs we could sing, so I taught him one of my old classics. He’s been singing it around the house ever since, and even has my husband singing it, too. Ha!
My favorite, though, is performing at kids’ events, because I can count on my #1 fans to mob the stage and perform right next to me. Parker and Mia both love to sing and dance, and they give a nightly musical bedtime show to their captive parental audience.
I love that my kids are not super picky about their music; they’ll listen to and sing along with almost anything. Parker has a pretty impressive ear and knack for learning songs, so it will be fun to see how his musical skills unfold. Mia is not far behind, and is working on mastering the Moana soundtrack.
Music is such an important part of my life, and I’m so glad I get to share it with my family. It’s woven into our entire day, from cleanup songs before school, to kitchen dance parties in the afternoon, to bedtime songs as they fall asleep. My two worlds really have collided in the best possible way.
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