in june 2010, our lives got turned upside down in the best possible way: the birth of our awesome kiddo, john. in october 2013, brother charlie charged into our life to change the status quo again. and june 2016 brought us brother ben to round out our trio.

i'm proud to have "mom" at the top of the list of titles on my resume, but i'm also still a hard-working professional. how does a working mom juggle work and family? ride along with me and see if i can figure it out!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

on lullabies

i am not a singer.

if you've sat behind me in church, you know this to be true. (and i'm sorry.)

a musician, yes. a singer no.

and yet i find myself singing to john almost nonstop. and the beauty is, he seems to actually like it! (there's no accounting for taste. he also thinks i'm the most beautiful woman in the world. i'm no ogre, but i'm certainly not winning any beauty contests outside of my son's brain!)

and actually, i've written some lullabies for john that are pretty nice. and it made me think:

did your parents sing to you? do you remember what they sang, and better yet, if you have kids, do you sing the same songs to them? reply in the comments!


Anonymous said...


~*~*~Claire~*~*~ said...

From memory my parents stuck a cassette tape in :)

Taryn said...

My mom invented a song called "Exercise" which also involved her moving my legs up and down while I laid on my back. Very, um, us. She also sang "Kookaburra" and oddly enough....we listened to old Raspberries records.

So....hrm. Eric Carmen shaped my childhood? That might explain a few things...

lauren mcvey said...

i sang this little light of mine to my cousin when she was a baby. and sing twinkle twinkle little star to megan when she goes to sleep.

Cuz Beth said...

Hey, Jess--For my bedtime reading tonight, I'm catching up on your blog. Had to go back to 1/10!
Don't remember being sung TO--but I had a whole raft of lullabies for my 2. Some made up, some church camp type songs,... some my words to classic tunes..., & tura lura was a fav.