Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Secret Weapon for Parents

My boy is getting SO big! *sniff*

It's hard to believe that he was ever not able to hold his head up on his own!  Now he does push ups!  He wore one newborn sized outfit, but now he's in 9 months clothes (and he's only 4.5 months)!

Now, don't let the serenity of this picture fool you.  That's really just an exhausted mama--enjoying a cuddle yes, but all too ready to pass out at the same time.  It's not that he has been a difficult baby--we're just first time parents.  We still have to repress the inclination to jump when he makes the slightest noise.  We're getting better at doing things one handed, but we're by no means pros.

Despite everything we may be doing wrong, we have discovered a secret weapon.  I'm going to share it with you.  I guess that makes it just a weapon?  Whatever.  Here goes.

The Cathedrals.

Yep, you read it right, The Cathedrals are our secret weapon.  Do you remember them?  They're kind of like a southern gospel barbershop quartet.  They were my daddy's favorite group--honestly, I love the Cathedrals because they link me to my dad.  I have such fond memories of singing along with Daddy as he drove down the street.  But they are seriously old school!  I'm not sure how it came up, but Nikki and I were talking one day, and discovered that our dads had this in common.  She had a couple of songs on her iPhone, so of course we had to start listening to them!

About this time, Wilson started to get really fussy.  As soon as he heard "The Rocks Shall Not Cry Out", he settled down.  And that worked every time.  We took the following video as proof!