In Others’ Words: Sing It Loud
Truth be told, I do most of my singing in the car, not the shower. One of my favorite memories of years gone by is driving around town doing errands and singing with my two daughters, Katie Beth and Amy. In the very early years we sang along to the radio or cassette tapes (yes, yes, we did!) and then graduated up to CDs.
Now that CJ, my 13-year-old is in charge of what music is played while we run errands, she commandeers my iPhone and scrolls through Spotify to find favorite songs. And yes, we sing together, just like I did with her sisters.
If I allowed my son Josh to chime in on this blog post, he would tell you how much he didn’t enjoy those sing-a-longs with his first two sisters. He usually demanded we change the radio station or turn off the tape or CD after five or ten minutes. Sometimes he just suffered in silence while we sang at the top of our lungs. No, we weren’t trying to drive him crazy — or at least I wasn’t. I can’t vouch for his sisters.
One daughter — who shall remain nameless — is a rock star diva in the shower, singing at the top of her lungs. And I love it — her shower-serenades always put a smile on my face.
If you’re waiting for some serious application to this post … well, there is none. Sometimes a quote is just fun, you know? And sometimes life is just about the moments that you sing in the car with your kiddos … or rock out in the shower by yourself.
In Your Words: So are you a rock star or an opera diva? Do you sing along with your kiddos? Your BFFs? Your spouse? Or do you prefer to sing solo? What’s your favorite kind of music?