Children love music. I wanted to share a couple of times of, what I like to call, LP moments, that me and my children seem to be experiencing. There are more, but I’m trying to not make this too long.
My three month old son is teething. Nothing seems to work to soothe him except car rides, walking around or using the stroller, not teethers (However you spell them), cold, warmth, medicine (Infant Tylenol), cuddling or anything else. Another words I have to let him cry it out and do my best to soothe the poor thing with what I have. One day we were in the car and just parked, waiting for my mom to get out of Amscot. He started crying, so my first instinct was to sing to him. So, I sang the first song that came to my head, which was “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”. He paused for a minute and then started crying even louder, so just out of nowhere I started humming “Final Masquerade.” He stopped. I stopped humming, he started crying again. So, I started humming it again. He stopped again. It soothed him until we were able to start the car again.
My five year old daughter loves rock music. She is just like me when I was a child. She even does Karaoke with us. During the cussing we say stuff like Fritz Gerald or something else silly. She dances and even headbangs with us. I don’t believe in child repression (My parents did that to me), so if she wants to get some energy out we rock with her. If she wants to scream we scream with her and we all laugh it off. One day I was working (I work from home), she asked, “Mommy, can I hang out with you?” I said, “No, honey, not right now, mommy is working, maybe later.” She said, “Ok,” she gave me this really cute expression and said, “Ok, well can I hang out with Linkin Park, I like them?” Of course this made me laugh, glad I wasn’t on a call. I told her, “Honey, if I had that much easy access to Linkin Park, I wouldn’t be working right now, I would take off work to go hang out with them too.” She smiled at me and left the room.
As I said there is more, but I didn’t want to make this too long.