Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Making Music

(I miss my tinies.)

I've been reading through my old journals,
and discovering many tender and amusing stories I had forgotten about!
Reading old journal entries always motivates me to be more consistent about writing now.
I found this sweet little gem, written on November 9, 2011:

We were blessed today with Primary songs. They always have such a calming influence on Talmage, and he is continually asking for “more songs?” Today things were getting a little out of hand after we got home from the store. Talmage wet his pants and got into the dishwashing detergent while I was nursing Wesley, then when I was cleaning him up and getting new underwear for him to wear he went in and started tormenting Wesley (who was laying in his crib), making him scream. Then Wesley was having a hard time and kept crying and crying while Talmage was being disciplined and having to sit on the chair with his arms folded. I finally sat down in the rocking chair and began singing Primary songs to Wesley as I rocked him to sleep. Talmage immediately calmed down and came over and climbed up next to me on the chair. He lay his head on me/Wesley and we sang songs in the semi-darkness for a good 20 minutes or so. The whole tone of the household changed. Everything became more manageable and calm. I am so grateful for that moment and for the inspired Primary songs that bring the Spirit into our home.

Music has been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember,
and it definitely influences the tone in our household.

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