Growing up, it was nothing for my brother, sister and me to break out and sing together for no reason at any given moment or place. It was awesome on the awesome days, but it got us through some of the tough days as well. We still break out like that whenever we're all back home in Memphis together. My husband, Billy, has witnessed our musical outbreaks. It helps that he plays instruments and loves to break out singing and dancing whenever wherever too, so making music with our kids will come naturally. We sing and dance around with our dogs, Okie & Stella, all the time, so doing it with our real children seems like a natural progression. I can't wait.
Sesame Street and James Taylor have a lot to do with my musical childhood and present tendency to be a singing dancing goof ball at home and sometimes in public, depending on my mood. Here's the show/man/song that started it all: