Saturday, April 23, 2011

T is for Traveling

"Mama, your pocket is singing."

I'm wearing a big, fuzzy, pink bathrobe while I straighten up around here. (I'm sure that Pamela Anderson wears the same one at home. LOL)

I have found the perfect traveling buddy for me to help me get through my chores. My son gave me a $6 speaker attachment for my MP3 player. Now I can have Norah Jones or Dave Matthews or the Beatles or Tina Turner or Sting or Stevie Wonder or Beethoven serenading me as I fold the laundry, make beds, or load the dishwasher. Instead of wearing the earbuds, I like the idea of my music surrounding me while I move from room to room. It's fun to see the kids' reaction when I start to rock around the house to one of my favorites. Music can travel with me anytime. I like how it puts an added spring in my step.

Whether the kids like it or not, they are getting an earful of my kind of music education. Watch out kids, mama and her music may be traveling your way. I can hear my oldest son turning up his rap music now. Hmmm, maybe I should start traveling around here with rap music too. That's a way to get my teenager's attention. He'll ask me to "travel" the other way when his pals come to hang out. I guess he's afraid I'll "bust a move." I'll wind up busting something else most likely.

Turn up that music everyone!! Your spirit will thank you :)

(I look like a pink, fuzzy bear in that bathrobe. What a look for this slightly "older" groupie!)

19 comments:

Angela said...

That pink, fuzzy robe sounds nice and comfy. To me, that's all that matters. :) I LOVE to clean the house to music. There isn't a day that goes by that it isn't playing in our house at some point. I've recently found that if I play music for the boys from some of their favorite movies/cartoons, they are more willing to help. There's something to be said about a good stream of tunes to get you going. :)

T Rex Mom said...

I'm not a big fan of ear buds either. Great idea. I'll have to try that one.

We always have something on the radio here. The kids love the music and often it soothes the savage toddler as well as the savage mama!

Wanda said...

lol...great way to make memories while you do the chores.

Ruth said...

I am so glad my daughter doesn't listen to rap.
She likes my kind of music. Music makes housework get done quicker.

Mari said...

I would love your MP3 with a speaker. I just put on a CD and listen that way!
The pink bathrobe sounds good too!

Louisiana Belle said...

Haha, this was cute. And I'm sure Pamela Anderson so wears a pink fuzzy bathrobe while doing...er...chores. :) Music is definitely a great motivator for housework. Makes it less laborious somehow. Enjoy the rest of your day!

shabby girl said...

I remember when I first learned how to do the head tilt and hand gestures like Eminem! I would do it in front of my kids and they would crack up!
Music makes everything easier, or at least more enjoyable!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I did so love your post, Am not too well at present,
Yvonne.

Vicky said...

Gosh I love the imagery you draw in my head- pink fuzzy bathrobe and all! I always leave your page with the biggest smile and feel like I've just been hugged by you- you're the best :)

Gerri said...

Fabulous!!! Music feeds and soothes the soul. ;)

The Write Girl said...

Cute story Septembermom...you are really rocking the A-Z challenge!

#1Nana said...

I do my singing and dancing chores when no one else is home...I'm not ready for public performances yet!

the wild magnolia said...

Great post!

Music is timeless and such a comfort!

Happy Easter!

Ginger Jasper said...

I just love the picture you bring to my mind and agree the kids will get an education from your music. My fluffy bathrobe is white lol Husg Carol and GJ x

Michelle said...

Oh I think he's more worried about that pink fuzzy bathrobe if he has friends over than he is you busting a move ;)

Thanks for the reminder that my earbuds bit the dust and I need new ones STAT!

glnroz said...

keep on a' educating them (and everyone) with "good" music. There seems to be less and less of it available nowdays.

Kim said...

I love that music is such a saviour for you. What a wonderful gift! Any time I put on 'my' music lately Deaglan tells me to turn it down. What a kid!

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

That's genius really! To have music around you where ever you are, through a music player and speaker you can travel, carry around with you.

Jenners said...

I got a little portable speaker for my iPod for Christmas and it does help to blast my tunes when cleaning the bathroom! I found I could t do the headphone thing while cleaning but the speakers work great! Rock on!!!