Needless to say, our house is filled with music as well. From the moment Monster was born, his world has had music. I sang to him every night for the first year of his life. Actually, I've sang to him every day of his life thus far. Just now, the songs are different. Monster has always had an appreciation of all sorts of music. Sunshine loves music, too. She never wanted to be sung to though, which was hard for me. I love singing to my babies. Soft music calmed her, she just didn't want Mommy singing it. Now that she is older, she loves singing and dancing with me. She would still rather me not sing and she sing herself. I know she always has music in her head because she's always singing. She makes up songs for everything and dances around even when there's no music on.
I've said before that my life is like an episode of Glee (which I do not watch amazingly enough). It's not just me who breaks out into song. Well, it is just me who actually sings, but Husband thinks songs in his head when certain things are said, and will occasionally break out into actual song. Funniest thing is that both kids do it, too. They hear something that reminds them of a song and they just start to sing. It doesn't matter where we are, we sing. Monster is getting more self conscience of this. He's asked me not to break out into song in front of his friends. He's OK with me singing to the radio in front of them, but the random singing, he's a bit embarrassed about.
Thinking back, my life has always been an episode of Glee. My parents taught that to me. They would both randomly break out into song when something was said or a situation reminded them of a song....they still do. My mom still jams out in the car while she's driving. They, at 75 and 79 years old, also dance around singing.
Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing. Thanks for all the joy they're bringing. Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty? What would life be, without a song or a dance, what are we? So I say thank you for the music. For giving it to me. And without further ado, the stylings of my kiddos... (please note Sunshine holding her imaginary microphone)