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!!