Our kids love to sing. It’s fun to listen to them, even if they get the words wrong or sing a little off-key. I love to sing, but my voice sounds best when singing the tenor part. If you don’t know already, that is a male singing part. Awkward much? Peter is the musical genius of our family. He can sing pretty well, but he excels at playing the piano/organ. Just last week he was asked to play several songs for the Christmas program at church today, and he nailed it.
Leah likes to listen to my music in the car, and has her own versions of some of the songs. For example, “Rumor Has It” by Adele is actually “Uma Has It” according to Leah (Uma Thurman, Leah? Because I don’t think she’s had it for awhile). Then there’s “Love You Madly” by Cake. Leah will sing “Love You Mayonnaise.” I’ve adapted this version for myself when I sing along.
Since we’ve moved to Utah, Leah has had several opportunities to sing with the Primary at church. For Mother’s Day and Father’s Day she had one line solos, and then she sang several songs with the entire Primary for the Primary Program last month. On Friday she sang again with the Primary at the ward Christmas party. Whether she’s singing alone or with a group, she can always be heard. Here’s a video clip from the Christmas party with Leah and her LOUD singing voice.
Leah taught Jack how to sing “Happy Birthday.” Here is a short video of him singing it to me (he’s only 4 months early, but I don’t mind). I just love his sweet little voice in this.
I notice the kids always seem happier and calmer when there is music. I hope there is always music in our home.