Monday, September 10, 2007
I Feel Like Singing!
I was raised in a family that liked music. We all took piano lessons and all sang in choirs. Some of us are better than others (my sister, Goddess #1 being the most proficient of any of us). My mom loved the radio and almost constantly, music was on. Because I was the youngest, I listened to what my older siblings listened to. I listened to a lot of Barry Manilow, Manhattan Transfer, Billy Joel, John Denver, Sting, The Police, and a lot of songs that I don't know who sang them. (And for some reason, unlike most of my friends, Neil Diamond never made the "hit list" in our family.)
Music was the constant back drop of my life. I was woken up daily by the BYU fight song--Rise and Shout the Cougars are out. Songs were made up to help me in various ways, the most notable being the one written my sisters and brother in trying to get me to stop sucking my thumb. "Oh we never ever ever suck our thumb. Or someone will pinch you in the bum. And your teeth will stick out so far so far that you'll never be pretty like your brother, your brother your brother. Your B-R-O-T-H-E-R. Brother. YEA!
So, it is no surprise that I have brought music into my marriage and family. A song seems to always be coming from me. Because the weather has gotten cool enough to turn off the air conditioning and open the windows, I have become a little self-conscience about my singing and noticed how often I break out into song. It appears as if I do it constantly.
Here is just a sampling of what I sang today:
1. To wake my kids up, what else, "The Cougar Fight Song."
2. While weeding, "Come to My Garden" from the musical "The Secret Garden"
3. While playing croquet, and my husband had just become "poison" and I broke out into the 50's classic, "Poison Ivy."
4. I have made up various songs for toothsome #4. Her favorite being, "What's your name? What's your name? Everybody loves you, what's your name?" That alone has probably been sung 50 times today.
5. While folding laundry, a medley of 40's songs I learned when I sang with the BYU Woman's Chorus.
6. Various Primary songs as the mood hit me.
Anyone else constantly breaking out into song or I am the freak mom who seems to constantly borderline embarrass her kids?