The singing day solved my issues with Morgan's feet. ;)
I sing, and I don't hate my voice, this I can admit. This may or may not disqualify me from saying that everyone could sing for their children. ;) I do suffer from the normal inability to take compliments, which I'm trying to overcome graciously, but when push comes to shove, I will sing in front of people with very little prompting. I will sing on stage for no bribe at all, in fact, I will pay to do so (yes, folk and acoustic club, I mean you - when my little ones are big enough not to mess with the wiring for the sound system).
But improvising? Let's just say I'm working on it, as in, forcing myself. I used to do it when Jenna was a baby, and I didn't care if the tune didn't "work" right, but now Jenna is big enough for me to think of her as a critic (though she is anything but critical). However not reading music means that in order to enjoy half of the Waldorf set pieces, I *have* to improvise. Also, the whole idea of singing through the day encourages me to be brave. I could sing the same four verses over and over, but where's the fun in that? The more I read, and the more I got immersed in the feel of Waldorf in my home, the more it grew on me and the more brave I got.
It has been one of the slower things to come, a reluctant feeling I can't explain except to say I felt really cheeesy. I could sing something grown up, sure. Mostly folk and country, any music that I love to listen to. And blues. Not so much the rock, my voice isn't up to it acapella and hey I was going for shushing little ones to sleep and so on. ;) But singing all day about everything? What little I used to do I had got totally out of the habit of.
This week, in the middle of an epic argument about shoes and socks, I was struck by a bolt from the blue. I started to SING Morgan's socks on, smoothing them (and her) with my voice. I gave her feet a magic tickle, "to make them happy," and IT WORKED. And it has worked all week, no problems except my momentary embarrasment in public! I am utterly converted to singing ALL DAY LONG!