Most mornings the sound of Dora the Explorer and Angelina Ballerina pervade our home. Today I decided to turn off the TV and put on some music. It's only 10am and already it's made a difference! Instead of being distracted by the TV in the middle of playing, my girls have read books, played together, and danced in the living room.
Music played such a huge role in my home growing up and I want it to be the same in my home now with my girls. I want to introduce them to music I grew up listening to. My parents gave us the love and appreciation of so many different types of music; classical, rock, broadway, and oldies.
So today we're turning off the TV and entering into a day of music. We are starting our day with James Taylor, and we may progress into Josh Groban, or Elvis, or maybe even some Michael Jackson. Just a few minutes ago Eva was twirling in the living shouting, "I love this music!" If a two year old can appreciate James Taylor, that's a good start!
Whenever I enter someone's home and I hear music playing instead of a loud television, it feels more elegant. I want to create in my home an atmosphere of calmness, peacefulness, and fun. All those emotions can be created by listening to music. I hope that you will try, even if for a day, turning off the distraction of TV and putting on some music. I guarantee it will change the atmosphere of your home.
Well, I gotta go, I have a little ballerina who needs a dancing partner.