It’s quiet in the house this week. For some strange reason I never liked background music. Maybe it’s because we didn’t have any sort of music playing device (except radio and TV, of course) at least during some periods of my childhood and we didn’t have any musical instruments in our tiny apartment. My mom attended music school, but apparently she did it more because her parents wanted her to go rather than because she loved playing a piano. I think the first time I heard her play was when my father and I gave her this keyboard as a birthday gift about 10 years ago.
I am tone deaf, and I had a very bad luck with music teachers in school. I didn’t even sing in the choir, because I happened to be sick when it was forming for my year. Of course, I had my favorite music when I was older, but I wasn’t wild about bands or going dancing as some of my girlfriends. All in all, I had a very “quiet” life until first my husband and then our daughter came along. My husband loves music and plays several instruments. He also took dancing lessons (another thing that I was never good at). I certainly hope that Anna inherits his music abilities, but so far it rather looks like she took after me. She is not naturally graceful, and when she “dances” – it’s really more like jumping around. She knows a lot of nursery rhyme songs, but it’s too funny to hear her singing them – even I know that the tune is off.
Still, I want to bring more music into her life. I am not talking about playing an instrument, but simply about listening to more music at home. We are kind of stuck in a rut with a few CDs of nursery rhyme songs and a few Raffi CDs. So now I have time and I have an iTunes gift card to expand our music library. All I need is your help. Share with me – what are some of your children’s favorite musicians/songs? We might try your choices here.