I know it’s too early for Talitha to know what’s going on but I’m really looking forward to celebrating her first Christmas.
I’m already imagining showing her the lights blinking on the tree, reading her the Nativity story and watching her get more excited about the wrapping paper than her presents.
A Christmas post in November? How commercial am I? I think it’s my trip home for the holidays that has got me in the mood (Trinidad is still “home”? That’s a whole other post).
So, as I pack my things and try to get the house under control so it’s not too depressing for Laurence for the week and a half that he’s without us, I’ve been listening to Talitha’s first Christmas album: Baby Sing Christmas. With her, of course, since it’s hers.
Like most babies, music lights her up. Unluckily for me, though, she sometimes gets overstimulated by most of the music I naturally like listening to, whether it’s rock or folk. Really, buzzed by folk music? C’mon, baby.
Luckily for me, this is baby music I do enjoy. Forget over-processed backing tracks and squeaky vocals, Baby Sing Christmas is simple and clean: acoustic guitar and a soothing voice.
It’s so chilled that she even fell asleep while listening to “O Christmas Tree” (I was taking a break from trying to get her to nap). Alas, this is the child who does not sleep so it never happened again but it was impressive enough.