The Mini likes music. When I was pregnant she kicked up a storm when I was playing songs. She heard Muse for the 1st time at Pinkpop, bounced along with Pharrell and she seemed to like Tom Odell. I had good hopes for her music education after she was born. Music (although not too loud of course) is good for the development of a baby so we sing to her a lot and play her songs. It seems like she is starting to develop her own taste (or maybe, as a proud parent, I am attributing too much to her limited abilities). Me and baby daddy have started a little competition to “help” her with the search.
MOMMY vs. BABY-DADDY
Every year our town is transformed into a massive drinking pit: the “oktoberfeesten” (a copy of the ones in Munich). Not my type of event but a lot of people seem to like it. It has become bigger than Carnival and believe me: that is a big event in the South of the Netherlands. Anyway, baby daddy likes it and sings German songs to the Mini like this one:
To my dismay, she seemed to relish the song. We have a video of her laughing out loud for the first time after hearing it. Her first sounds when laughing and it is now forever linked to this.
MEETING THE QUEEN
I however have launched a counter offensive. Ever since she was a couple of weeks old we do baby gym in the morning. I move her arms up and down to the music and this is the song I use.
It is never to early to get to know Queen B, right? Right.
When we get bored, we play this song. I think it is good for her development.
THE SCORE SO FAR
German Schlager songs vs Queen B: what is the score so far?
- She laughed out loud to the German songs. Multiple times. That gives them 1 point.
- She also laughed when hearing Beyonce (just not so loud): 1/2 point.
- She moved her arms today for the first time to the beat of the music (sort of): 1 point for the Queen.
- It is queen B: 2 points.
We win: 1 vs. 3.5 point. Queen B rules.
What does your Mini like to listen or dance to?