i guess the basket with musical instruments is almost as popular around these parts as the box(es) of cars. my hubby and i have both been playing music actively for many years, and even though i don't pick my cello up all too often these days, the papa is regularly seen with the guitar in his hand - in the sitting room, on the bed, even in the bathroom, playing while the little man takes his bath.
we have added a new cd to our collection of family music this week, elizabeth mitchell's little seed: songs for children by woody guthrie.
as mentioned before, we love all the guthries' music (woody, arlo and sarah lee) and elizabeth mitchell has been a favourite for a long time. it's a sweet little cd, with well-known classics all presented in the familiar tender and handmade sound of the mitchell/littleton family. they made the little man sing along after just listening once, and that even though english is not the language he is growing up with (we mostly speak german at home). he has started choosing the music he wants to listen to and starting the cd player himself, so i am sure it'll be a favourite very soon!
in between listening to our cd's we love to have a little music session as well! this is when we sing songs we know by heart or we just make our own songs up, accompanied by drums, sticks, the good old harmonica - or anything that makes a bit of noise actually!