I can't think of a better way to start off Monday than with a funny video from the weekend. Davis has recently taken up singing, a past time which thus far he seemed to ignore. We have always sung a great deal to the boys, Addison enjoying it most especially. My brother and soon-to-be-sister-in-law, the music experts in the family, have assured us that even more important than formal classes or pricey music programs for young children, singing and making music with your kids is the key to a lifelong love of music and increased aptitude for it, much the way regular reading with your children fosters literacy.
It warmed my heart to its very depth when Davis seemed to prove this advice true over the weekend. Oblivious to us, he grabbed a small book, a comfy seat on the couch, and broke into song while Trey and I were left to pick our jaws up off the floor. Our little car-and-truck boy was turning into a musical genius before our very eyes. OK, I'm taking it a tad far, but still, totally out of character, Davis has not stopped singing since. The book, by the way, not a pious collection of hymns, but a copy of the US Constitution. I know there's a joke in there somewhere.
And as a little aside, I dare you not to laugh during the totally affected coughing fit.