I can't carry a tune, but my babies never minded. My favorite mommy moments were when I held each of them in my arms and sang to them to stop their crying and calm them down or just send them off to sleep.
Yesterday is the magical song that calmed my little ones the best. It was like magic.
Whenever my kids hear this song, they remember it was their special baby song.
Apparently a lot of kids don't know the words or lyrics to songs outside of their generation, but my kids do. Mostly hippy music with some occasional select 70's and 80's rock plays in our house outside the confines of the teen's room, where screamo music and heavy metal live.
There's twelve years between my youngest and my oldest with one in the middle, so I've been singing Yesterday (out of tune and with no respect to the actual lyrics) on and off for about sixteen years. My littlest is very close to that age where he's going to realize mommy can't sing. He's about to put his hand over my mouth and ask me to stop.
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This post is part of the 2012 A to Z Challenge.