Do your kids have a “zany” time of day? A time when they are at their goofiest and just need to run and scream and laugh? For Darah, that time is the second dad gets home from work. She is usually a little bit hungry and tired, which means that she can easily have a meltdown. But we’ve found that she can also very easily turn into a complete giggle monster, so we try to steer her in that direction.
And now we have the music to accompany this time of day! The album is called The Family Garden from recording artist Billy Kelly. It is the musical personification of wacky! 🙂 It is also quite hilarious. One critic wrote, “Imagine if Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld wrote lyrics for all-ages music played by an acoustic Weezer. I cannot recall a funnier, more intelligently conceived debut family record.”
I would say that this album is pure laid-back fun. It’s not for nap time or for the very first part of the day, but is best listened to when you kid is already warmed up and ready to roll!
The Family Garden is $12.00, has a 37 minute run time (which is pretty much perfect!) and releases April 5. We are certainly enjoying running around and laughing while it plays in our home, and I know you will, too!
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Mandatory entry: Tell me one strategy you have for helping your kids get through their crazy time of day!
My answer: We have a park right down the street (thank goodness!). Since the weather has been nicer, Darah has been asking to go to the park every day once dad gets home. Even she knows that she needs to run around!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary cd for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.
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