Wednesday, March 7, 2007
The Next American Idol?
Noah's favorite toys are often musical in nature. He loved his drums and his piano. But more than anything else, he loves to sing. We noticed this for the first time one night when Brian was putting Noah to bed. We were singing him his goodnight song and he joined us. Sure, he just sang "aaaa" instead of the words, but it was music to our ears! Noah has 3 favorite songs - "Baa Baa Black Sheep", "Walking Walking" and The "ABC" song. Tonight during dinner Noah started singing "uh uh uh uh uh uh uh" It might not sound like much, but if you add in the correct rhythm and an occasional correct pitch like Noah did it's most certainly an excellent rendition of the ABCs. During speech therapy "ing ing, ing ing" invariably means that Noah is walking somewhere. And "ba ba ba ba" is more than just babble when sung to the tune of "Baa Baa Black Sheep". So, is this normal? Should I be skipping the speech therapy and springing for voice lessons? We always assumed that based on the genetics our kids would have some musical ability, but having my deaf preemie sing before he talks is kind of throwing me for a loop.