The soundtrack in our house/car is heavy on wild laughter, with an undercurrent of teasing and crying - but we try to sneak in music as much as we can.
One may request a song - Ella loves Eye of the Tiger - and the other will fight it with all their might, yes, usually Tyler, "TURN IT OFF!!" Followed by the equally loud, "TURN IT ON!!" Sometimes I turn the music up loud enough so that I can't hear anybody. That seems to work, but then I feel a little guilty...especially since Colby joined our traveling circus.
Other favorite songs...Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da, some Backyardigans tunes, Down by the Bay...Ella seems to like Katy Perry (yikes) and Drew likes a little TuPac (double yikes). We are all dabbling in a little country.
I can remember the soundtrack of my childhood - heavy on the Billy Joel, but really a mix of so many artists and genres. There was always music on, lifting the mood and inspiring random kitchen dancing. There was singing, humming, and whistling. Quite simply, it was good.
Id like to do the same for my children. But, I have to admit, sometimes the music has to go off. There is so much noise, so much of the day, that I often crave whatever silence I can find - even if it is only in the background.