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A Real Mom Moment

So, on Wednesday, the long-awaited new term of Kinder Music started and off Ava and I went to our first ever class. I wasn’t really too sure what to expect, but as you all know, I’ve been beating myself up for a while now about not doing enough to stimulate her, so I was really pleased to finally be attending. Our Kinder Music Practitioner is awesome, she reminds me of someone I once knew, a lifetime ago and of course Ava just adores her. Apparently everything she says or sings is literally worth giggling at!

We’re participating in  The Village program for now, for babies from birth to 18 months. It was so wonderful, we spent 40 minutes singing and laughing and dancing and massaging our babies in such a beautiful way and Ava loved it. She loved the other babies, she loved the musical instruments, she loved being rolled on the big ball, but by the end of it she was utterly exhausted and promptly passed out before I even got her into the car. This term we’re doing “Dew Drops”. I’ve ordered Ava the home kit today as well. It comes with 2x wall murals to hang above her cot so that I can talk to her about the pretty flowers etc, a CD with all the songs for this module so we can sing at home because boy, does Ava like to sing, a book with pictures in it to strengthen her eye co=ordination and vision and a musical instrument. I can’t wait for this to arrive, it will really help on the days when I feel like I’m failing miserably to stimulate her, we can then just do the program or sing songs together. It was really great to get affirmation from the Jenny, our Kinder Music practitioner, that I am in fact doing all the right things to stimulate her.

The odd part? My reaction to all of it. From the moment the class started and we started singing the welcome song for all the babies,  I wanted to start crying. I felt completely overwhelmed with emotion and so utterly grateful to be able to participate in all the things I’ve dreamed about for so long. It’s still so completely surreal. I have a daughter. I am a mother. We are a family of 3.  I had to work hard for some self-control during the class today because the tears were in my eyes all the time and singing was difficult.

Oh, and I’d like to add, Ava is a singer, in her own baby way, each time we sang, she added her special blend of singing to the mix!

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16 Comments

  • Reply ttcnot2easy

    Oh it sounds so special and magical and gorgeous!!! xx

    April 16, 2010 at 6:58 am
  • Reply ksmind

    …what I love about your writing (well, one of many things) is how you remind me to count my blessings on a daily basis.. thank you xxx

    April 16, 2010 at 7:13 am
  • Reply Me

    Sounds lovely.

    April 16, 2010 at 7:35 am
  • Reply niseysmusings

    Kinder music is amazing… Jaden loves it – its his favourite hour in the whole week! We’re in the our time segment now from 18mo to 3yrs. I find not only is it great from the music side but socialising and life skills too. its truly a great concept for the little ones.

    i know what you mean about feeling like a mom, it really makes everything seem so real when you’re sitting there with other moms doing mom things with YOUR baby!

    Enjoy enjoy enjoy

    April 16, 2010 at 8:03 am
  • Reply anynamesavailable

    aww so special shari!! Im also just loving your new blog -its so stunning to hear your heart singing, without feeling you’re upsetting anyone by being so happy and grateful for your piece of heaven-which you deserve so wholeheartedly!

    April 16, 2010 at 8:58 am
  • Reply tzipieastwest

    Sounds like you are giving your child the very best !
    As for the tears, … they give me hope.
    Thanks

    April 16, 2010 at 9:00 am
  • Reply fionads

    Reading your reaction to it gave me goosies! Have a child is a real blessing and I really enjoy reading your posts because you remind me of just how lucky we are to be parents 🙂

    April 16, 2010 at 9:40 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Thanks Fiona. I think having a children is not just a blessing, its a priviledge and a big responsbility, one I take very seriously.

      April 16, 2010 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Mash

    My niece is also a singer, she’s been singing from day one. She makes up songs and sings to herself all day long. It’s too precious for words! Glad you are enjoying it, savour it because it’s already flying past!

    April 16, 2010 at 9:42 am
    • Reply Sharon

      Yeah, she’s not so much singing as she is going: “ooooh ooooh oooh” along to the songs, apparently its singing for babies?!

      April 16, 2010 at 9:44 am
  • Reply bratty37

    Hey Sharon…you must start something on the side of your blog to list all the numbers and places of all these good things you are going to….I need a quick reference for when my brat comes…smile.

    Music is such a wonderful tool….and the fact that little Ava responded so well means “you hit the nail on the head”

    April 16, 2010 at 11:49 am
  • Reply wheresmybun

    I agree with anynamesavailable’s comment. It’s so lovely to hear your heart sing! I’m so so very happy that you are finally experiencing everything you’ve been looking forward too! The class sounds so precious!

    April 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm
  • Reply hcouperus

    Keep enjoying it. I go to Mainly Music with my little ones and we love it. Tip: The music CD’s keep my little ones entertained for hours not only at home but also while travelling! Loving your blog 🙂 http://www.mainlymusic.org.au/

    April 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm
  • Reply mozzie01

    So special and magical Shaz! I’m so very happy for you! 🙂
    x x x x

    April 17, 2010 at 6:54 pm
  • Reply mrssee2

    Methinks we need to hear Ava’s singing voice!!!!! Sounds like so much fun

    April 19, 2010 at 11:59 am
  • Reply charnetrollip

    so glad you enjoyed it! i love taking Em to her kinder musiek classes, it does seem surreal when you there! have fun my speical friend, hugs to Ava from Em

    xxx

    April 19, 2010 at 4:03 pm
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