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When you become a mom your life changes. Period. You can’t even escape that. It doesn’t matter if you are a SATHM (Stay At Home Mom), working mom or a WFH home. Your kid becomes your universe even if you try to keep some time aside for yourself. There will be times when your kid is out of sight – may be at a crèche, or with a relative- but you will always have that lingering thought – what is he/she doing? Did he eat? IS HE OKAY? So basically I am becoming like my mom – always thinking – IS HE OKAY?

The other significant change that you see when you become a mom is the kind of music you are listening to – or you are forced to listen! The little man here doesn’t know how to sit still for two seconds unless you have some rhymes playing on You Tube. He is the Usian Bolt of crawling. And he even shifts gear while crawling – specially if he realizes someone is coming to get him!

I now find myself listening to Rhymes several times a day. I have to sing rhymes to him to put him to sleep. He also has preferences and doesn’t want me to sing random rhymes. I also find myself singing them to myself in the shower! Now that’s too much I feel! I have always been a bathroom singer and sing/ hum a lot in the shower but never before in my life have I sung ‘Sing a Song of Sixpence’ in the shower that too diligently before realizing – what the hell was I singing??

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Nor have I ever sung ‘Old King Cole’ or ‘Sailor went to Sea’ while mixing cake batter! This has happened without me even realizing what I am humming and many a times, Indro has told me – “you are actually singing a rhyme!”

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In fact, I have learnt new rhymes now – much more than I knew when I was little. We didn’t have You Tube and Vimeo. It was a sole cassette (if you remember what that is, in the first place) of English Nursery Rhymes by Preeti Sagar, which I had grown up on.

So this new knowledge gain is thanks to Bluey, You Tube and all the baby channels – Hoopla Kids, Kids Camp, Chu Chu TV. (There are tons of it to keep your bub busy). I think they learn quite a bit from these rhymes and videos, so i don’t find any harm in showing him You Tube. but yes I try to keep his screen time limited. Those times when he is not in a mood to sit and go about and do his business I let him pull out things from the drawer. He’s quite an explorer.

How did you keep your toddlers busy? Have you faced a similar situation? Let me know moms.

Linking this post to #MondayMusings at Everyday Gyan. Also linking to 1000 Voices for Compassion and Mackenzie Glanville’s post and Mel Ford’s#MicroblogMondays.


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13 Comments on How your music preference changes when you become a mom

  1. Corinne Rodrigues
    October 5, 2016 at 6:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Ha ha…perhaps you should get a video out of your singing, Tina!
    My Mum used to sing us sad love songs and make us cry! 🙁

    • tinabasu
      October 6, 2016 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

      LOL, I sound horrendous on microphone! That is keeping me away from a You Tube channel! But why sad love songs Corinne?

  2. Damyanti
    October 5, 2016 at 8:10 pm (2 years ago)

    How parenthood changes us 🙂

  3. Alana
    October 6, 2016 at 4:43 am (2 years ago)

    Music was one of the way I kept my toddler (a most active boy) busy – and I ended up learning holiday music I never knew existed. It was a treasured experience.

  4. Rohan Kachalia (@rohank01)
    October 6, 2016 at 11:07 am (2 years ago)

    Whoa!! How parenting changes our lives, Tina! I completely agree with what you have written. The first thing that comes to mind when I wake up is the rhymes. And all thanks to Youtube and ChuChu TV. Along with music preferences, plenty of other things change too.. like sleeping and waking up times.

    • tinabasu
      October 7, 2016 at 1:25 am (2 years ago)

      Lol. Sleeping didn’t change much for me. Bluey is a night sleeper from the very beginning

  5. topfivemum
    October 6, 2016 at 7:35 pm (2 years ago)

    So many turned go round in our head as mums don’t they? Why are they so catchy?! I must say, though, I caught my 2 year old daughter singing along to something on the radio the other day and she loves something with a bit of bass. The other day MC Hammer (Hammertime) came on (I know, surprisingly choice of radio stations….) and she LOVED it! So much so, the whole family was dancing in the car LOL. So yes, you’re spot on. Your taste in music changes beyond words some times 🙂 #mg

    • tinabasu
      October 7, 2016 at 1:15 am (2 years ago)

      Lol what a choice of songs!

  6. ohmummymia
    October 7, 2016 at 12:51 am (2 years ago)

    Haha I can relate to that post:D Now in my head is The wheels on the bus

    • tinabasu
      October 7, 2016 at 1:10 am (2 years ago)

      Lol yeah and so many versions of it! Thanks for dropping by

  7. Mackenzie Glanville
    October 8, 2016 at 8:57 am (2 years ago)

    It’s funny as I have an iPod in my car with a real mix of music on it, and so many songs that were from when my kids were little, they now listen to songs that I do, but it is fun to put on Charlie and Lola or Giggle and Hoot sometimes just to make them laugh #mg

  8. dew cool
    October 17, 2016 at 12:06 am (2 years ago)

    totally agreed 🙂

  9. Kasia
    November 14, 2017 at 8:05 am (1 year ago)

    I’m not a mom yet but if I do have a kid I hope I can still keep my music taste as intact as possible lol!


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