As a parent, there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for my children. However, some days it’s harder than others to keep that promise. Today, thanks to a very hairy hipster, was one of those challenging days.
My youngest son loves music, and has since the day he was born. Anytime he fussed we could turn on some music and he would quiet down within minutes. It didn’t matter what song or what genre of music as long as it was loud. Plus, it drowned out the sound of his screaming until the calming effect took hold, so it was win-win situation. As soon as he was old enough to hold objects in his hands he started making sounds: he’d shake rattles, bang spoons on the floor, clang toys together, and, of course, screech at an annoyingly loud volume.
In an attempt to encourage and explore his love of rhythm, I signed him up for a local baby music class. I was also hoping he might get some of it out of his system so I wouldn’t have to listen to him hone his “skills” all day long. My older son had shown no interest in music classes as a baby, so I wasn”t very familiar with process, but I jumped in with both feet. I dropped the three year old off with a baby sitter and turned up at 9:00am sharp with bells on. Ok, not literally with bells on; I figured they’d probably be providing those…To be continued (you haven’t even met Hipster Bob yet!).
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