I was certainly familiar with the song. Dad taught Mica how to say The Preamble when he was two and a half years old. He said to me, "If your sister is going to teach him The Lord's Prayer, I'm teaching him The Preamble." So Mica learned it.
Crappy video alert! It's still cute though. I've posted this video before, so some of you may have already seen it.
Mica's been singing School House Rock - The Preamble often. Very often! He said, "Mom capture me singing it. I'll get my puzzle globe, and point to America, while I'm singing. You can publish it, so everyone can see. I think I want to be a singer if being a Lego maker doesn't work out."
I captured the video, while laughing to myself the whole time. Mica's good at a lot of things, but singing isn't one of them. His voice cracks, and he's not even going through puberty yet.
It reminds me of the time when my older sister decided she wanted to play the French horn. It hurt my ears. Everyone was happy when she quit.
Isaak said, "Stop singing that Mica!" Dad said to me when we weren't around Mica, "You better not publish that video. His singing isn't the best." Well maybe he said something worse than that. Travis really thinks he should practice. He's hardly into music class at school. It's good to hear that he's excited about a song they are singing.
I said to Mica, "You better keep singing Mica. You need practice." With a smile on my face. :)
Do you encourage your kids to do things that they are not very good at in hopes they will get better?
Do you gently let them know that in this case singing is not his thing?
He has to take music, so I'm encouraging the practice. He hardly gets into music class, so it's nice to hear his enthusiasm. Even if it's not what it's all cracked up to be.
If my Mom would have told me, "Alissa ball sports are not your thing." I wouldn't have tried as hard in gym class. I knew ball sports weren't my thing without her telling me so.