Growing up our family would have Monday Family Nights. We would gather everyone together and pray for the spirit to be with us as we learned, and then... we would sing and drive whatever good spirits that might have wanted to come in RIGHT out of our house.
Needless to say, we have never been a family that is known for our vocal capabilities. So to be honest, when I was pregnant and they said you should sing to your belly and your baby will remember your voice. All I could think about was what a terrible idea that was. Monty might have vetoed this whole coming to earth thing and just stayed in there.
The closer it got to Little Man's due date the more stressed I became about singing to him. I was more nervous about singing than I was about actual birth.
So there I sat the first night home with Monty Man at 3am. Sitting in my favorite green chair. I mustered up the courage to sing to my baby. I didn't know the words to any of the staples, Twinkle Twinkle, Hush Little Baby, Rock A Bye Baby. So I just sang what came to me... I was raised on Elvis by my sweet Grandma Gwen and she loved him more than anyone I knew. I sang Can't Help Falling in Love and of course, cried my eyes out.
Now 4 months in, I have a good collection of my favorites and they all seem to be special to me in some way or another. It is surprising how natural it is to sing to my Monty and how easy it is to make up songs about doing the dishes just to keep him happy.
The links below will send you to my favorites. I'm curious, what are you favorites?
The night he proposed
The theme of our nights lately
A classic tune from Jaws Farewell and Adieu
Our Wedding Song
Now our house is one contant musical and thess are a few we just sing pretty much all day.
The song that you will never get out of your head
Our favorite frog singing his classic tune Rainbow connection