Driving home from preschool earlier this week, we got stuck in horrible traffic. A semi and car had crashed ahead of us, and we had no opportunity to exit before becoming mired in the standstill. As my car crept along, idling more often than moving, my impatience grew.
Then Peeper started singing from the backseat.
“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer,” she began. She paused then added, “Sing it with me now, Mom!”
We spent the rest of the trip home singing Raffi and Christmas songs at the top of our lungs.
A music-loving family
Music has been central to many smiles in the last week. I brought out a tiny toy piano, which has fast become Kiwi’s favorite toy. She’s clearly a virtuoso, as this video shows.
Another night, Peeper exclaimed, “Let’s start a band!” The whole family got in on the action—banging drums, strumming a ukulele, tapping piano keys and jingling bells.
If only we’d remembered to break out the mini accordion Nana got Peeper for Christmas!
We’ll announce our tour dates soon. Until then, we’ll keep jamming.