singing to my daughter

31 Jan

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When all else fails, singing nearly always works.  At first I thought it was me.  I once glowingly told John, “You know, it sometimes feels like it’s been so long since college (and my music major days), I think I forgot that I’m actually good at this.”  Oh the arrogance!  I thought I was the freaking baby whisperer.  And then I saw Eric put her abruptly to sleep with a few choruses of “Row, row, row your boat.”

Thank you, Megan, for the picture above; it was a good moment.

 

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15 Responses to “singing to my daughter”

  1. Sam January 31, 2013 at 11:17 am #

    nope, definitely you. i’m sure she prefers a few lines of the lux arumque descant over row, row, row your boat!

    • annaojesus January 31, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      Sam, thank you! You made my day! It’s funny the preferences she already has. She literally always digs some Ravel, but she goes ballistic when I start singing the Durufle “Pie Jesu”…she must know it’s a requiem. How is residency treating you?

    • ericrosoff January 31, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

      beg to differ! she went from hysterical to snoring in less than 5 seconds.

  2. John January 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

    That’s ridiculous. You had a gorgeous voice and its clear to me that our daughter knows it.

    much love, JJ

    • phantomdiver January 31, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

      Seriously. What the heck were you thinking?

      Wait—you are an alto, aren’t you? 😉

      • annaojesus January 31, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

        ha! thanks 🙂

    • ericrosoff January 31, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

      +1

    • annaojesus January 31, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

      spoken like a husband 🙂 love you!

  3. Rosie January 31, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

    She’ll become more discriminating as she ages, don’t worry 😛

    • annaojesus January 31, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

      hopefully not *too *discriminating 🙂

  4. ericrosoff January 31, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    I think it was approximately my 5th song choice of the car ride – and you forget that you concomitantly turned the light on in the back, which probably had more to do with calming her down than my nursery school version of singing.

    • annaojesus January 31, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

      the light let her see your sweet face!

  5. Megan February 1, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    I’ll never forget her rapt attention to Bruno Mars. Stupidly awesome.

    • annaojesus February 1, 2013 at 9:30 am #

      Yes! I love that! She misses you very much!

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