Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day to the one who is NOT tone deaf

In honor of Father's Day I wanted to show off what an awesome, amazing, unbelievable dad my kids have. Here is song he wrote for them and about them several years ago. I also made the video quite a few years ago too, which is why my boys still look like babies, and not the big hairy things they've since turned into!


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Make a Joyful Noise a long time ago when Dillon was 2 or 3 we were driving in the car and a favorite song came on the radio. Seeing as how I was in the car with naught but my toddler I began to sing along loudly, as I sometimes do. I should take a moment to mention that I cannot sing. Not a note. Not even accidentally landing on pitch. And usually when I sing in the car, no one complains... because usually I am all alone. But on this day, 10 years ago, dillon was listening. No matter.. He's my child and he loves me regardless of what my voice sounds like, so I belted. Dillon spoke sweetly from his car seat...

"I know Mommy. Let's not sing!"

This child that I grew in my body and nearly died giving birth to.. the child that I spent many sleepless nights rocking and nursing.. this child that, in every other aspect, seemed to adore me... this child had just proclaimed that my singing voice was awful. And his experience to music was pretty much limited to choruses of animated farm animals.

So I didn't sing in front of him again.. for a very long time.. until yesterday. One of my favorite songs appeared on the radio and I was caught up in the moment and began to sing along.

Dillon coughed.

I sang louder.

Dillon cleared his throat.

I sang louder.

Dillon gave me the evil look of impending death.

"What? I'm sorry.. I'm tone deaf... give me a break!"

"I know you're tone deaf Mom.. but couldn't you be tone mute too!"