"You're dressing your doll in that?" K inquired as I held up my doll.
Playing with my kids just doesn't come naturally for me.
Conversely, you will often find my husband playing with our kids--jumping on the trampoline, playing catch, wrestling in the living room, playing tag in the yard--he has earned the fun parent award.
|My husband playing catch with our kids while I watch from our hammock|
If you know me, you know I have a passion for music. I love listening to music, playing guitar, singing, discovering new music, and attending concerts. I've tried to instill an appreciation for music in my kids. We listen to music while we hang out at home; I teach the kids some of my favorite songs so they can sing along with me while I play guitar; I learn some of their favorite songs so we can jam together; and I am deliberate about exposing the kids to a variety of music (though, I confess, they have been steeped in bluegrass). While it pained me a bit, I even encouraged K to check out the latest Kids Bop (I think they're up to #754 now) CD at our local library because I knew she'd like some of the songs.
|Cutting a rug with my girl|
|This photographer knew I needed proof that I dress like a slob and play with my kids and other people's kids (see random girl on the left).|