Let There Be Music!

My kids were born into a musical family.

My mother has the voice of an angel and once sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. One of my brothers sings, another can play anything with strings, and the other plays the drums.

My mother-in-law taught my father-in law how to play the guitar, and he brings it with him everywhere. My husband was taught to play the guitar by his father, and cut a record.

Then there is me. Birthing cats sound better than me singing, and my 18 month old keeps a better beat than I do. I was apparently somewhere else when the Divine was handing out musical talent.

Needless to say, there is no escaping music in our household. I was super excited when my parents told me they were going to give my daughter a lap harp for Christmas. She LOVES music. Her favorite song is "Popular" from Wicked. She is constantly making up songs and singing show tunes. (That is what being raised by two Thespians gets you - show tunes from birth. My oldest watched "Into the Woods" before he watched anything else on television, including cartoons.)

It fits on her lap like a dream, and is SO easy to use. She was gifted about a dozen or so double sided sheets of music to use with it. It is cut to fit under the strings, so little ones can play songs by following the notes and the strings.

 The absolute BEST part? It is handmade! Super score for my parents! They bought it from Craggy Mountain Music, which is located in North Carolina.

"Without music, life would be a mistake." -Friedrich Nietzsche

Words to live by.

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