I love to sing. I have since I was tiny. I was hugely active in choir both at school and with the small group at our church that sings at weddings, funerals, etc.
Cassie loves to sing. She has known her abc's since she was 18 months because of the song. She has been able to spell her name since she was right about 2, because I put it in a song. She is motivated by singing.
Since Sunday, Conrey has become a singer. He has been singing non-stop. We were in the car on our way to church and I heard him making sounds. I thought, "That sounds like the Barney 'I Love You' song." About 2 minutes later, Cassie said, "MOMMY! Conrey is singing 'I LOVE YOU!!!!!!" I said, "That's what I thought!" I was so amazed that we both recognized that! Since then, he has been singing like crazy. He sings this song a ton, Jesus Loves Me, Old McDonald, and a few others. You can't understand the words and it often sounds like moaning/mumbling, but you can hear the tune very clearly. The funny thing is, that if I start singing, he stops. He will NOT sing with me. Sometimes, he will sing with Cassie, but nobody else.
Mark doesn't love to sing, but he loves music. There is nothing better to him than to sit and listen to music. Boring to me, as I like to be involved or be at a live performance. However, that is how he enjoys music.
So, my dream has thus far come true...that my children will love to sing as much as I do. I hope that they love music in an all-around, general sense. I hope that they will love to make music, as well as love to just sit and take it in. Music is such a powerful learning tool that I hope to take full advantage of as they get older. Now, if we ever have a number 3, I hope and pray that the love keeps spreading around!
Music, afterall, makes the world go round...