For Christmas, we got Lauryn a CD player for her room: Made by Disney. Looks like a carriage. Also doubles as a jewelry box. Has images of all the Disney princesses on it. Has a huge pink jewel as a handle.
It's extremely classy. If you are three years old.
Anyway...along with the CD player, she also got a new CD. "Disney Princess: The Ultimate Song Collection CD."
I confess to you here and now, that I am in love with this music. Lauryn is free to play it as loud and often as she wants. For several reasons:
1. I can seriously belt out these songs. Much to the dismay of my family, I quite enjoy singing them at the top of my lungs. I had a lot of practice in 6th grade busting out Ariel's version of "Part of Your World" from The Little Mermaid. It all came back to me quickly.
2. All those princess songs get stuck in your head, there's just no avoiding it. It brings me great joy to hear Jonathan stroll through the house, subconsciously singing "A Whole New World", getting all the words correct.
3. Upon her request, the boys can sometimes be persuaded to dance with Lauryn (maybe the CD really is magical!), and it's beyond cute. Check out Ryan, dipping his little sister. Where did he learn those moves? Seriously?
I am officially distancing from all singing allegations...
I totally get it. There's actually a playlist on my iPod with all the songs from that very CD (and a few choice others as well); when it's just Claire and I in the car, we both belt Ariel and Belle and Mulan and all the rest. Claire's favorite song is "Belle's Song," and I confess I used to sing that one over and over when I was a teenager...GOTTA. LOVE. GIRLS.
I may have to go get that CD for myself - I love Part of your World! But, wait I'm 31, maybe I should refrain.