I remember the days after my first son was born. I remember reeling from the amazing experience of having a human come out of my body. I remember being sleep deprived and on an emotional roller coaster. And I remember is singing to my sweet baby boy.
I'm a person who experiences the world with a special emphasis on my aural senses. When I had my son, all the songs my mom used to sing to us, songs that I hadn't thought of in years came back to me. It was as if my body was sending them up to say, "We've been through this before, except it's you're turn to sing now." Some of those were pop songs (at the time) with the word "baby," some were traditional lullabies. But I didn't always remember the words which resulted in some very "creative" versions of those songs.
Now I'm all for parodies. In fact, I love them. But I did this because I didn't know the real words any baby songs. If I hadn't been working with early childhood students, I might not have known ANY baby songs. And I'm not alone. Parents keep telling me about how they just changed the words to pop songs for their babies because they don't know baby songs. And so...
St. Louis Birth Rhythms has partnered with Parenting Resources to offer a Lullaby Group for the very littles and their loved ones. This 30 minute group is open to expecting parents, new parents, grandparents, siblings, caregivers, or anyone who has or expects a very little in his/her life. It will be a very low-key group. More rocking than jumping. Just a time to sing songs, learn some new songs, and just help you have a little group of songs that you know the words to for your babies. It is a drop in class and love donations are accepted. Please join us on Wednesdays at 1:00 starting in February 2015.