Hello, RB friends and fans,
I'm a mere 2 weeks away from my due date and, with that, our home has been the hotbed of activity with family visiting to help prepare for a new addition in more ways than one. Our extended family (who visits our home monthly, at a minimum) has welcomed many a young one in the past year: two young budgies, a 9-month-old kitten and, this past Friday, a three-month-old Chow puppy.
Couple these wild things with a massive 8-year-old Chocolate Lab, a giddy 4-year-old niece, me and my husband, my parents, my two sisters and one brother-in-law, and that's enough to drive a very pregger woman mad. Yeah. (I'm not sure you even need to be pregnant to understand this tense situation.)
I thank my niece, Natalia, who unintentionally led me to some peace and quiet out of this madness, at least, for an hour. Right now her favorite song is Queen's "We Will Rock You," which she heard on a commercial she saw on YouTube. As you can imagine, she screams it...very loudly.
Half of our motley household crew was hanging out in the living room with our extremely noisy budgies Friday night and she wanted to hear more Queen. I wasn't about to deliver more raucous energy into my evening, so I went with Rockabye Baby! treatment of Queen songs
and, man, did it deliver.
It started with Natalia, my mom and me singing along, karaoke-style, to the songs, and then one by one, each animal and person eased into slumber or silence. The parakeets stopped chirping, the Lab went timber onto his side, the Chow plopped on her bed and closed her eyes, the wild kitten curled up on a chair and we singers surrendered to the instruments and also slumped into our seats for some shut-eye.
True story. Lullabies...rule, whatever species or age you are.
Teena, (Soon-To-Be) First-Time Mommy
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