Daddy's Pride / Music

  • Music Aficionado

       My son seems to becoming a music aficionado. He is not discriminatory in his music tastes and moves his hands with joy to the sounds of classical, hip hop, or even country music. We have been trying to introduce him to different instruments. He loves banging on his cousin's piano like he is Beethoven and strumming a guitar like he is Springsteen. He has an African drum which he commands with confident movements of his fingers. He loves dancing to music videos on MTV and VH1. My wife and I enjoy watching his musical creations and dance moves through the rose colored glasses that parents wear.

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  • Hip Hop

    Last night my wife and I were chatting in bed with our classical music in the background. Somehow the music switched to hip hop! And sooner than you know it our baby was dancing up a storm. He was kicking, moving from right to left, up and down, doing somersaults…seriously! He loved listening to Club Can’t Handle Me, Give Me Everything, and Yeah 3x. I was wondering how he knew these songs, and my wife told me he listens to hip hop everyday while they to drive work. I was pleasantly surprised and amused. The little devil is going to be a dancing machine.

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  • Can He Really Hear Me?

    We have been playing music for the little guy for a few weeks now. Hopefully, classical music from Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin helps him fall asleep and will roll over to once he his born. Since the baby can hear music, and other various noises from the coffee beans being blended to cars honking, I figure he can hear people’s voices. I am sure he knows his mommy’s voice by now because they are together all the time. So, as a future daddy, I want the baby to know my voice. He needs to know that I am his father. In order to make this happen, I have been talking to him every night before I play his favorite music jams. I say hi and introduce myself. I ask him if he is awake, and usually there is no response. I figure he is sleeping after he had dinner or he is just ignoring me. Since he cannot respond vocally, I simply continue to talk to him about our day, what we did, where we went, and why we did things. I blabber for a few more minutes, and then he starts kicking!!! I either disturbed his sleep or he is excited to hear my voice. Regardless, I think he knows I am around and that makes me very happy. So, what do you think? Can he really hear me?

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  • My Jam

    “This is my jam!!!…or at least what my parents are making me listen to while I am stuck in the belly.”-Baby

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