Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Sing (and read) to your kids every night

OUR GOOD FRIEND RICK Cate just posted this YouTube clip of comedian Jim Breuer doing heavy metal children's songs, and it's tremendous.

When Emily was little we read to her every night, and I mean every night. "Goodnight Moon" and "Thomas The Tank Engine" were favorites. I miss those times - it was just her, me and a good book.

In retrospect, I wish I'd sung a little more to Emily. Not that it really matters, since she is pursuing music as a career. I can only imagine the songs I'd sing - "Okay Emily, this is called 'Baba O'Reilly' even though most people think it's called 'Teenage Wasteland' so don't forget it." And she'd say, "Geesh dad, ANOTHER song from 'Who's Next?'"

So that's my number one piece of advice to young parents - read or sing to your kids every night before they go to bed. It's good for both of you!

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