My daughter is not a fan of long car rides. Our saving grace is music. As they say, music soothes the savage beast. Not that Avery is at all beastly, but strap her into her car seat and drive for more than half an hour and she definitely becomes a little savage-esque.
Her favourite CD is Name Your Tune. She can (and has) listened to it a thousand times. Children are egocentric. They LOVE hearing their name in the context of the songs. Truth be told, if I heard a few “Lisas” thrown in, I’d dig it too.
My friend Erica (head mummy over at The Yummy Mummy Club) did a voice over for Five Little Monkeys – Avery’s most requested tune. It’s strange hearing Erica’s familiar voice serenading us in our mini-van. When she sings, “I can seeeeeee you,” Avery gasps and says, “She sees me??” Makes me smile every time. Later, when Erica says, “Be very careful,” Avery responds, in a whisper, “Very careful.”
Shout out to our friend Scott too! He’s the manly voice in the Monkey duet.
Thanks Candace for making such an amazing product. I’m putting “Name Your Tune2” on our Christmas stocking stuffer list for sure. That should buy me a few hundred miles of tranquil transportation. Plus, how great is this for a baby shower gift?
Here’s a VERY tired Avery singing and signing along with Erica. It was really hard video taping while driving. Kidding. I was parked in the driveway.