31 Days of Music: A Typical Day

When you live with four other people and two cats, there’s just not a lot of quiet time.  While it’s hopefully becoming clear that I love music, there are sometimes when I just relish the quiet.  Usually it’s on nights after the kids are in bed and hubby is doing his own thing in the other room.

A typical day in our life, the girls go through countless songs.  They can frequently be heard singing to themselves – either songs they know, or even songs they make up as they go.  (Many times, they just pick one LINE from a song and sing it over and over and over… it’s lovely).  If we’re in the car, my eldest usually has her iPod plugged into the stereo sound system, and we’re listening to an eclectic mix of songs she has chosen for us.  In fact, the random song choice of songs I hear throughout the day is one of the things that led me to the topic of music for my 31 days in the first place.  One day, as they moved from song to song, I thought, “I should just keep an ongoing list one day of all the songs I hear throughout the day”.

Today, I did just that.

(Okay, well, by the time this posts, it will technically be songs from yesterday, because I’m taking advantage of their quiet after-bed time to do a little blogging).

So… In the order in which I heard them, from all three children, either singing or playing them, this is what I heard today:

Friend Like Me (from the Broadway version of Aladdin)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
For Good (from Wicked)
Poor Unfortunate Souls (from the Broadway version of A Little Mermaid)
Younger than Springtime (South Pacific)
Defying Gravity (from Wicked, but the Glee version)
Broadway Baby (Glee Version)
Anything You can Do, I can Do Better (Bernadette Peters – from Annie, Get Your Gun)
Lucky (Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat)
Say (John Mayer)
Loser Like Me (Glee Cast)
For the First Time in Forever (Disney’s Frozen)
Zero to Hero (Disney’s Hercules)
Strangers Like Me (Disney’s Tarzan)
I Just Can’t Wait to be King (Disney’s The Lion King)
Brave (Sara Bareilles)
Love Song (Sara Bareilles)
Part of Your World (from the Broadway version of A Little Mermaid)
Angels We have Heard on High
It’s Going to be the Very Best Christmas (from a musical the kids are doing this December)

Of course, several of these were heard more than once (Call Me Maybe, Friend Like Me, and Poor Unfortunate Souls), but I only listed them once.  You can see why I felt the need to share.  It’s really amusing sometimes.  Of course, you also might now understand why I relish the quiet at times.

Now please excuse me while I go listen to the Moonlight Sonata…



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A Christian wife, mother, daughter, former educator, photographer, amateur chef, pretend gardener, alto 🎶, book nerd, cancer-survivor and laundry-hater.

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