In an ideal world, we parents would just lounge around the house all day, and sip pinacoladas as we watch our kids frolic around our 6-bedroom mansion. Reality bites though, and we have to work like horses just to put food on the table. That being the case, we find ourselves grappling for more time to spend with the kids. If you are strapped for cash to go on that dream vacation you’ve been wishing so hard for, you can always find cheaper alternatives to keeping the family bonds strong. One of them is music.
Music speaks a language which words sometimes cannot express. If you’re feeling particularly tired after a long day at work, for instance, when you get home, you can simply sit on your comfy couch, turn on some relaxing music and simply hug your wife or kids as you stare into nothingness. You don’t need to say anything, as your touch and the background music is enough to say how much you long to be with them.
If you happen to have a son who is so into his silvertone acoustic guitars, you can spend some time just hanging out with him, listening to him play. Again, you don’t need to speak a word. Your mere presence will mean a lot to him.
If you have a preschooler who is a huge fan of the Wiggles, pop in one of their DVDs and sing and dance along with her. She’ll appreciate your efforts at twisting your body just to be with her.
Music in all its forms is a good way to bond with your family. No matter how busy you are, you are sure to find ways to spend quality time with the family as you share your interest in music.