Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What a difference a little music makes!

Well for those of you who have to hear about my endless woe with my son a.k.a world's crabbiest baby, you may have some reprieve from my belly aching on the horizon! I decided to take both of the children into Mya's room and put some music on Mya's little ipod player and Voila! he laid on the rug while Mya brought him food from "Restaurant de Mya" and was content for quite awhile.

We have also stumbled upon what seems to be another self soothing mechanism for him, in the form of music. I caught a couple of episodes of a series called Classical Baby on HBO before he was even born, it is a lot of well-known classical pieces put to little wordless cartoon segments, kindof like cartoon classical music videos. I ended up buying the entire set just because I loved the music, and I'm now thinking it has saved my sanity, due to the fact Aiden LOVES them! He will sit and watch the different shapes etc. and listen to the beautiful music for an entire hour sometimes more!






Another Music tidbit...I was asked to sing in church on Sunday with Ingrid and Nikko, and I was both excited to do it and hesitant to accept because I have the fear that people are now sick of hearing me at this point ("Holly...again...."). Despite that, I was so glad I did because I had a number of people say that they really felt the spirit through the music, and to me that is worth it. I too felt the spirit, and was reminded that this is a big reason why I have done it throughout my life. I've always had a respect for the power of music and what it can do. What a difference a little music makes!!

6 comments:

txmommy said...

it was beautiful! and I am not tired of hearing you at all.

SandraK said...

Well, you know that music soothes the savage beast. Not saying that Aiden is a beast but if it works--it works. I saw it work so use it all you need to. I always had classical music or hymns playing when the kids were babes.

nikko said...

When my kids get antsy, I put on primary songs and immediately the atmosphere changes. It's so wonderful. I need to think to put music on more often.

It was my pleasure to sing with you and Ingrid!

The Tall and Short of it said...

You three did a great job! You can sing to us any time you want, well. . .
I have seen lots of DVD at the Summerglen branch similar to that one. They also have a big selection on CDs.

Kathy said...

The song yall sang was one of my favorites. I loved it.

I am glad you are finding some reprieve to your crazy life.

Love ya

I have a good life said...

It is a little late, but the music was fantastic. You are all such good singers and so willing to share your talents! :)

As for the cranky babies, I have had three of them....good thing is that they outgrow it. K basically cried or slept her first year. C was almost as bad. It passes faster than you think, but it is horrid while they are in it. Hurray for the music!:)