Tuesday, January 8, 2013

music.

 
Before I begin, let me start by saying this:
 I don't listen to vulger, inappropriate music 
with a constant stream of foul language.
That's not ever been my thing.
But, do I listen to an occasional song with a cuss word?
Yes. 
(Darn Mumford & Sons, with intense passion in their music!)
 
Ok, so it's no secret that I love music.
Always have, always will.
The right music moves my soul.
It's my most favorite form of worship.
 
So I had this big revelation the other day 
while J and I were driving to the grocery store.
I turned on my trusty iPod and we were off.
(probably listening to Mumford & Son's newest album, Babel)
It hit me at that moment that what I'm listening to 
is also what J man is listening to.
I know, you're probably thinking "duh, and you're just now realizing this?"
...and to that I say, yes.
In a sense, I am.
I mean, he hears the words being sung, and although he may not understand the artist's message right this very moment, it won't be long before he will.
It won't be long before he begins to repeat the lyrics being heard.
 After all, they're already being ingrained in his constantly developing and evolving little brain.

I realized right then and there the importance of the music 
that I do choose to listen to.
 
Insert Rain for Roots.
After doing some searching via the trusty internet, I found this album.
 
 
I like it for several reasons:
1) the music is folk-y (yes, I believe I made that word up)
who doesn't love a little folk music in their life? I know I do
2) their motto is: "Big stories for little ones"
that right there sealed the deal for me
3) their music isn't cheesy and the messages are powerful
4) the tunes are relaxing, yet catchy -- hopefully catchy enough to stick in the heart and mind of my boy
 
Will I still continue to listen to the songs that are on my iPod?
Yes.
But I'm excited to have this album on hand to play for J when we're riding around in the car together.
 
Listening to great music while learning about a God who 
loves us and wants the best for us?
It's a win-win, really.
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6 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! And is it horrible that that song on the Mumford & Sons album is the BEST one?? (In my opinion). I'm so glad you posted this. I can only handle so much Barney station on pandora. Thank you!! I can't wait to check it out. I love the folky music too. My fave. :-)

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    1. ohh Lindsy, I know, right!?!?
      goodness, I love that band.
      thanks for your sweet words, friend. kid friendly music is haaaard to come by (it's all so cheesy, most of the time). definitely check out the album...I hope you enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed it!

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  2. This is great Kristin! Found your blog on Brdiget's sidebar. Thank you for sharing this album. I love folky music as well and do not love cheesy kid stuff, but I keep my nephew a good bit and this is just perfect for him! Come see me over at

    http://bits-of-brooke.blogspot.com/

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    1. hi Brooke! thanks for stopping by...you're so sweet!
      definitely check out the album...the cheese factor is non-existent (unlike so many other kid's music. I can't wait to check out your blog! xo

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  3. I love that photo you captured of him playing music!! I totally know what you mean about paying attention when the little ones are around... I have to think twice around my niece and nephews! I just stumbled upon your blog and I am really excited to read about you and get to know you :) I am your newest follower and I would love for you to stop by sometime and follow along if you'd like :)

    sjdmiller.blogspot.com

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    1. hi SarahJane!
      haha, isn't that picture hilarious? the boy is constant motion, so it's the best shot I could get. turned out pretty ok, actually.
      thanks so much for stopping by my space! I will most definitely come check out your blog. can't wait! xo

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