Sing’s the thing

Baby Boy responds really well to singing. I don’t know if it’s the rhythm or the repetition or what, but it almost always makes him stop crying or fussing.

This is great news, because (A) I love to sing, and (B) I am totally tone-deaf and a really bad singer, so I only ever used to sing when I was alone. Now I have a totally captive audience who never tells me to stop yowling. I highly recommend getting one.
I started out singing just lullabies to Baby Boy, but that got boring fast. Now I mix it up, and sing kids’ songs (I look up the lyrics online when I get stumped), pop songs, jingles, TV themes, even … uh … drinking songs!
Sample set-list:
  • Bye and Bye
  • Bye Bye Baby Bunting
  • The Big Mac jingle (“Two all-beef patties …”)
  • Mama by the Spice Girls
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Teddy Bear Picnic
  • The Addams Family theme song
  • Barney’s I Love You, You Love Me
  • The Golden Girls theme song
  • Part of That World from The Little Mermaid
  • Enter Sandman by Metallica
  • Love Story by Taylor Swift
  • Tica-taca-telephone by Sharon Lois & Bram
  • 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
I suppose this wide range of musical education could pose a problem when he can speak. But hey, even the beer song encourages counting!

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