And by sing… I mean SING! Sure, I’m her mom. Sure, I’m biased. I’m happy to own up to it. But given the opportunity, I also want the world to hear it. Because I think she is that good.
One of my favorite songs of all time is Seasons of Love from the musical (and movie) Rent. When she sings it, I lose all sense of time. I’ve been known to bribe her with candy just to get her to sing it again and again. But, the truth is, she is shy. And though she sings easily as much as she talks, the second you notice her singing, or bring any attention to the beauty of her voice, she stops….she hides, she pretends she has lost the ability to sing.
Last week, I asked her if I could record her singing. I wanted the people I love – my parents, my in-laws, her god-parents and some of my close friends to hear the magic in her voice. I will confess… I might have begged a little. At first, she said no, but eventually acquiesced.
At the time, her daddy was out of town.
The recording is glorious. When she finished….her little brother clapped and whispered to me, ‘that’s my girl!”.
But, she wasn’t willing to let me share it with everyone…. so, how to get this magic in front of the people I love.
My friends at 5Minutes for Mom gave me just the solution I needed…. they asked me to check out a new private video sharing service called Givit. I shoot it. Upload the video and share it with as many or as few people as I choose. Easy and private. Just the way my small girl likes it.
I win. I can share Delaney with SOME. Delaney wins, I haven’t exposed her beautiful vocals to everyone without her permission. At least until she tells me otherwise.
I listen to it at least 12 times a day. Her voice makes me that happy. I promise to share her with you as soon as she will allow me.
This post is part of a sponsored campaign with my friends at 5MinutesForMom. As always, all opinions and experiences are mine.