Thursday, July 23, 2009

Sing Mommy Sing

I had another really fun moment recently with Sarah surprisingly while she was on the diaper changing table. Normally, the diaper changing table can be somewhat of a challenging task for my husband and me with Sarah as she wiggles all around or flips out because she doesn't want to lay down. Let's just say, when possible, she gets changed standing up.

Nonetheless, in this moment, she was relatively calm so I decided to start signing, while not well, but for Sarah is was like hearing Mozart. Anyhow, I chose an easy diddy one many parents know, "Row, Row, Row Your Boat."

Shortly after I started singing Sarah did too in her own little voice, and let me tell you, she was singing "Row, Row, Row, Your Boat" right along with me. I was so taken aback by this that I couldn't help but start laughing hard because she and I were really communicating and signing together.

While, of course, I think Sarah is the most amazing child in the world, no surprise here, this was by far an emotional and special moment watching her grow and learn and communicate. And, something as simple as a little song connected us.

Sing mommies, sing to your babies how ever well you can or can't sing. Your voice to them, while you may not think so, is magic to their ears. And, for me, this moment in time with Sarah was magical.

1 comment:

  1. Lori from BrooklynJuly 27, 2009 at 8:58 PM

    I couldn't agree more about singing. We have been singing the ABC's to our little girl since birth. We sing her to sleep that way. We couldn't believe it when she was just 6-7 months old and she started humming along with us! Now, at 1 she moves her mouth along whenever she hears music. And singing a song on the diaper changing table is no exception! This is a great blog!

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