Dinner and Dancing

9 Feb

Tuesday night, as Clara and I waited for Joel to get home from class (Mondays and Tuesdays are our long days), I decided to make a change.  I turned off the Food Network, which is my normal background noise for the day and turned on my iPod.  I knew that Clara liked music in the car, but hadn’t really tried it at home in a while, so I thought I’d see how she reacted to it.

I turned on Needtobreathe‘s The Reckoning.  I absolutely love Needtobreathe.  Joel and I actually went to their concert at the Cat’s Cradle a couple years ago, while I was pregnant.  It was a fantastic show- they are just as good live as they are on their album – if not better.  Anyway, we bought the new album a while back, but I hadn’t gotten to listen to it all the way through yet.  Clara loved it.  We sang and danced, and she even sat in my lap for about 3 songs straight, which if you know my daughter, is a big thing.  She clapped and cheered after every song.

She sat in her chair and snacked and sang while I made breakfast for dinner and was content.  Again, this is a feat.

Anyway, it was a really pleasant evening, during the normally witching hours when nothing can keep Clara happy except the sound of her daddy coming in the door.

And as far as the album goes: in short, I love it.  You know how sometimes there will be a fantastic album and then a not so fantastic one to follow it up?  Not so here.  Classic, catchy Needtobreathe sound.  Great lyrics.

And I can’t wait until April 26.  For our anniversary, Joel got me some ticketmaster gift cards to use on anything I wanted.  After some searching, I found that Needtobreathe is coming back.  And so that is what I bought.  Yay!  So fun!!

As I type this, The Reckoning is playing in our kitchen again.  Clara is eating apple slices and goldfish in her highchair.  She is swaying back and forth to the beat, and even singing an occasional line.  I love it.

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