Musical Memories Are Everything
I wanted to share some insights we recently received from a parent on creating musical memories with her children. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
What is your favorite part of the day? For me, it is the moments that my two-and-a-half-year-old daughter is laughing, I am laughing, and we just can’t help but enjoy each other’s company. In fact, as I lay in bed at night, these are the moments that go through my head. But what created these memories? What single thing has generated countless happy memories for both of us? Music. It’s all about the musical moments created throughout the day.
My daughter was born with rhythm. She started dancing at six months old and hasn’t stopped since. I feel that it is my job to embrace her natural abilities and love for music. As a result, we will often blast the music and just dance to our heart’s content. These musical moments are even cuter as she gets older because she can mimic almost every move I make, but she makes them look much better. In fact, our new favorite game is Freeze Dance. I blast some good 80’s dance music from my iPhone and we start dancing like maniacs. As soon as I hit the pause button, we freeze. And this is when the laughter really begins.
Now that my daughter is learning to really annunciate her words, she has become especially fond of singing. Her favorite song, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is belted out through the house as “Twinkle star! Twinkle Star!” using whatever inanimate object she can find as a microphone. She even sings along with me as I tuck her into bed, making tears well up in my eyes as I realize just how fast she is growing up.
In our house, musical moments are everything. They get us moving. They get us laughing. And most of all, they create memories that neither of us will ever forget. Rachel M.