Daily Archives: November 19, 2010

He Says… Singing

Kate has a great voice.  We actually met because of her singing, because I recorded an album for her college a cappella group (think “Glee” minus the great costumes and dancing).  But other than her performances, you would rarely get an opportunity to hear Kate sing.  Take Kate to a karaoke bar and she will fight you tooth and nail if you try to get her on-stage.  (In fact, a karaoke disaster on our honeymoon has made that even more true.)  Very occasionally, if we’re in the car together I can catch her singing along to a song on the radio, but usually pretty quietly.  I, on the other hand, sing along with EVERY song on the radio.  And usually in falsetto.  I don’t know why.

But since Owen was born, Kate has had a new person to perform for, and now she is always singing.  At home, on walks, in restaurants, wherever, Kate is very often singing to Owen.  Sometimes it’s “Twinkle, Twinkle”, or Owen’s favorite song/rhyme, “The Noble Duke of York”, but other times it’s whatever’s on the radio or our ipod.  Clearly, Kate’s modesty about singing has gone away, but I do enjoy getting to hear her singing voice much more often now.

That’s all.  A short little post for Friday.  Have a great weekend!