The singer

In the last month or so, Jadzia has become an exuberant singer.

We have always been a singing family. We started making up songs for each of the girls when they were born. Yoli and I also both share a long history of working with children at church, so we each have repertoires of Christian children’s songs (in English and Spanish respectively).

All this time we sang, but Jadzia never joined in. And then she began singing snippets of “Twinkle,Twinkle” a while back. And before long she was singing the whole song. And suddenly she was singing pretty much every other song she’s ever heard in her young life.

We haven’t yet shot any video of her singing yet (though we plan to do it soon), but she sings really loud … especially if she thinks Mamá and Papá are ignoring her.

The exception to this is when “strangers” are around… She kind of clams up until she’s had quite a while to warm up again.