All the books tell me to sing to my baby. It’s not that I haven’t done any singing to soothe them. I just don’t like doing it.
But Lizzie, you’re a singer!
I know! I’m just not the kind of person who sings to themselves throughout the day. I sing with a purpose–to practice. Plus, I’m very self-conscious and I don’t like singing “for” people like it’s a parlor trick. Not that singing for my children is a parlor trick, but I’ve been conditioned from the very beginning to be fully aware of the sound that comes from my body.
Singing is so, so personal to me. Even Jamie has been asked if he gets to hear me sing at home. His answer, of course, is “no.” Every now and then, he’ll get to hear me sing along with the radio, but I don’t practice around anyone, especially my family.