Thursday, September 11, 2014

We sing.

I'm not sure if we are a typical family.

I'd like to think we are and not just a big set of weirdos.

One thing we do is sing.

And, by sing, I mean SING every day.

Right now, La Petite Belle's singing at the top of her lungs in the shower. Actually, she's not just singing, she's SANGIN'! Runs and all, y'all.

We sing in the shower.
We sing in the car.
We sing in the house to annoy one another.
We sing with the radio.
We sing with the television.
We sing while one of the others plays the piano.
We sing silly songs we make up.
We sing songs and jack up the lyrics just for fun.

Simply put, we're always singing.

Beau and I are music people. We've always been.

When K Belle was born, we sang to her non-stop. Every night one of us rocked that baby to sleep and sang her lullabies. I taught her loads of songs every day.

Actually, she made up her own songs as a baby. I would drive and she would sit in her car seat, facing the other direction, singing loudly the whole drive ... just tunes she made up, nothing in particular.

K Belle used to say, "Can I have some turning up, please?" when she wanted us to turn up the radio. 

She actually recorded her first songs at two years old ... "Itsy, Bitsy Spider" and "Old MacDonald". I still have the recording. Priceless!

La Petite Belle was privy to the same musical experiences. Actually, she became the queen of made-up lyrics in the house. She also would put on mini-concerts for us and anyone else who would watch. Those were also priceless ... especially her rendition of "God Bless America" with the lyrics "from the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans LIKE BEFOOOOOOOOOORE ..."

Beau and I enjoy singing loudly just to irritate the children. You see ... as your children get older, there's just something that's quite enjoyable about embarrassing or irritating them. We are definitely guilty of that sometimes.

Singing is something that's part of our family. And, I love that about us.

Now just for fun, for your viewing pleasure, La Petite Belle was always singing in the car, but it's what she says that makes me laugh. Glad I was recording.

Good times.