As I sit here in my bedroom working, I can't help but smile hearing Rag and Bone Man's "Human" blasting from my 6 year-old's bedroom room.
Princeton dropped his daytime naps a few years ago, but he still goes to his room to relax and do his own thing midday. Lately, his own thing has been asking our Amazon Alexa to play his favorite songs. He has private dance parties, to which I am no longer invited (we'll touch on that later... ouch). Nothing gives me greater pleasure than hearing him belt out "I'm only human, I make mistakes, I'm only human, that's all it takes, to put the blame on me, don't put the blame on me!" and sneak a peak at his newest dance moves through his monitor (Yes, we still have a monitor in his room. No, we don't intend to rid him of it until he asks ).
Early on, whenever our day would start to go south, I would crank up some of my favorite tunes and as well as anything we stumbled upon that we could dance or rock out too. Princeton and I had ourselves some epic dance parties, as Skyler dreamily rocked in his baby swing. All bad moods would quickly dissipate, and laughter ensued.
Of course now, I get asked to sit down. Who me? Bitter? Nooooo!
I'm no longer allowed to join the dance parties, because our 6 year old is a miniature teenager, who thinks "mommy is wack"(His words, not mine). He's got a much better dance party partner in Skyler, who's known to cut the rug with his own fantastic dance moves. Together, they have some serious dance-a-thons. It's so much fun watching the two of them dancing and having fun, developing their own taste for music.
Knowing that my hubby and I have raised our kids with music brings me so much joy.
It makes me happy that our kids can turn to music to lift their spirits, or to help them settle down.
And let me just tell you how precious it is when they run around singing "I will give you the world, Baby Girl, you just gotta be worth it..." I mean, that's worth the price of admission.
So, I have compiled a list of some of our kid's favorite songs. A sampling, if you will.
1. 21 Pilots, Heathens
2. Rag and Bone Man, Human
3. Queen, Another One Bites the Dust
4. Michael Jackson, Speed Demon
5. Michael Jackson, Dirty Diana
6. Beastie Boys, No Sleep Till Brooklyn
7. Beastie Boys, Sabotage
8. Anything by FloRida
9. Lots of music by Drake... Gods Plan, Hotline Bling, In my Feelings, etc.
10. Bruno Mars - 24k Magic
11. Coldplay - Adventur of a Lifetime
12. Coldplay - Paradise
13. Little Naz X - Panini
14. Little Naz X - Old Town Roan
15. Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance
16. Khalid - Talk
17. YK Osiris - Worth It
18. Alan Walker - Alone
19. Kygo - Stole the Show
20. The Clash - I Fought the Law
21. Pink Floyd - Schools Out
22. The Mountain Goats - Up the Wolves
23. Bob Marley - Buffalo Soldier
24. Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name
24. Walking Dead Soundtrack
25. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Soundtrack
26. John Bellion - Carry Your Throne
We love it and hope you will too!