Tuesday, March 13, 2012

5 Lessons Learned From The Laurie Berkner Band

We've done a bit of driving lately, and while W is perfectly fine jamming to "Moves Like Jagger" (Sorry Uncle Cory), "Crazy Girl," and Coldplay's "Paradise" also known as "Gah-gee" meaning Daddy's song, he does enjoy some Laurie Berkner Band.

The songs are catchy and make me smile. Do I find myself singing them while cleaning the kitchen during a Sheriff nap? Certainly, although these days you find the playlist in my head almost always stuck on "They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight...." Anyone have a guess as to what we've been watching?

 I better learn what "shunting trucks" is before W is old enough to talk in sentences and thus ask questions.

I digress.
Back to Laurie and lessons.

#1. Taking on the world at sprinting speeds can be lots of fun, but really, you miss the sweetness life has to offer.  Slow down. Just slow down.

#2.  Baby/Toddler/Child/Teenage years are going to fly. Remember that whole "take it slow" message above? She meant it. So be right there, present, in the moment because one day, yes one day, we'll be so much more, but right now, enjoy the age and the stage.

#3. With words like, "When you're in my heart, you're in my family," and "when I'm in your heart, I'm in your family." this song makes me smile. It defines family perfectly for me. There are friends I hold in my heart as family. There are family members I don't see as often as I should, but they are in my heart, and they are my family.

#4. Balance Beam -- I don't have a great vid for this one, but the song has a sweet tune and is a nice reminder that in balancing our lives we can get back up and try again, "one foot, other foot, in a row" and find yourself back on track. I need that reminder. I do.

#5. I've got to get to Brazil. Apparently the waves, wind, and rain whisper in your ear. Sounds promising.

And for the cherry on top, in this song, to do the samba, "you just move your feet." That's it. No lessons required. Perfect.

If you've got any kid jams I need to know besides the classics, you better pass them on. Hook a momma up! 


Anonymous said...

Awww you guys have been watching Thomas and Friends!!! Aiden is obsessed with ALL things Thomas!!! Great post!!!

Sugar Mommy said...

WE l-o-v-e "my family"!! I sing many songs when the girls aren't around from Laurie to Signing Time to Fresh Beat. I think it's just part of being a mommy.

julie @ searchingforsesamestreet.blogspot.com said...

Well, there's Laurie Berkner's "Popcorn Song" - a MUST HAVE. you will be sizzle, sizzle, poppin' all day long.

And, Silent E - a good, educational tune that is quite catchy. you will find yourself singing it, as I am now, at work!!
Link to Silent E:

Enjoy! Julie

Meg O. said...

How cute!! I have never heard of this lady but I'm guess I'm in for all of this really soon!!

Lindsey said...

Oh, I love! We have been listening to the LBB for about 6 years - she is definitely my all time favorite!

Phil said...

The Clean It Up song. We put it on repeat and don't turn it off until the whole room is clean.

Stacy said...

love laurie berkner. check out swingsetmamas.com we love them too!

Cajun Cowgirl said...

Thanks for all of the blog love and comments y'all! And suggestions--we love our music around here!

DGMommy Tamara said...

We love Laurie Berkner too! She was just in my city and I was so bummed we couldn't make it to the show. I'm Gonna Catch You, You Better Run is a favorite for us to play and sing along with.
As for Thomas... I catch myself humming that same tune! 2-year-old boys can't resist trains.

Anonymous said...

Love Laurie Berkner's The Goldfish. Check out Patty Shukla and anything by Jim Gill, he is so much fun!!