I can only hear the music

Those of you that know us, know that we love music. Long ago RockyDaddy played keyboard in a jazz band and led worship in many different venues throughout high school, college, and pre-children. Now he mostly plays guitar for our household. I play rhythm instruments with the children and sing whenever possible.

We use music to teach, change our moods, celebrate and even cope. I stole a music motto and method from one of my Florida college roommates who is now a mother. When things get crazy, Kathy closes her eyes, starts dancing to imaginary music, smiles and says, “I can only hear the music”. It is now one of my most used coping mechanisms. Call it “Denial with Style”.

We are entering a new era in the Rocky House. A new age of music…and we aren’t talking Doodlebops or even VeggieTales. Rocky A is moving into the older genres and it is taking a bit more effort and monitoring on RockyDaddy’s and my parts. She wants to rock out and boogie. If you ask her what style of music she likes she answers, “Rock and Hip Hop.” Yet, her favorite groups are Hannah Montana and PureNRG. She is 7 and it is only the beginning.

So now I am on a search for music that is appropriate for my seven year old. Notice that I say, “MY” seven year old. The choices in the Rocky House are often different than many in our culture. I prefer to keep her a bit sheltered at this time. Especially since her music will be heard by four year olds. And also because, I suspect that we as a culture completely underestimate the influence that music can have on our lives. But that is whole different blog topic.

Does anyone reading this blog have any suggestions on groups or songs that she might like? I feel very out of the loop and would love some advice. I’m off to iTunes, but if you have any suggestions, please leave a comment!

I hope to write more on the topic of music later…this new era has made me very sentimental.


4 Responses to “I can only hear the music”

  1. Mandi Says:

    No music recommendations but here is a blog I think you would enjoy reading. Vicki Courtney deals more with teen issues and training our children to be virtuous. I certainly do appreciate her wisdom in this area. It’s hard to believe A has already outgrown the genre of music that includeds Doodlebops and VeggieTales. (: Time just flies by!

  2. Mandi Says:

    Oh, here’s the link.

  3. Chrissy Says:

    Our family listens to way-fm; so the girls love most of the artists they play. They love Toby-mac, Barlow girl, Franchesca Batastelli, and others. Group 1 Crew has a couple they love too. Women of Faith has a teen girl section called Revolve, and my mom just bought them a CD, which we listen to at least once a day. 🙂

  4. Jennifer Says:

    We frequently have “the Z” streaming on our computer. Z883.org I love that both kids know the Z jingle. 😉 I remember, when I was pregnant with Kaitlyn, hearing Moms call in and talk about how excited they’d be when they’d hear their child(ren) in the back seat of the car sing the Z88.3 jingle or a song from the radio. I totally get that now. Simple Joys. I’m not 100% familiar with their music, but I’ve heard several other moms with younger girls talk about how much their girls like Zoegirl.

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