Molly is still the Fun Monday host for February 2011, here is the assignment for our third Monday in February. Tell us about your favorite invention or tool. Why have you selected this device? If possible, show us a picture of the invention or tool.
According to this list, the wheel is #1– sliced bread hits in at #70. Mine doesn’t even hit the list, although ‘modern’ forms of it do: THE RADIO. Most everyone listens to the radio in their car, or at home. It’s a source of useless information, news (sometimes those 2 are the same), and music. When people are faced with the ‘being on a stranded island’ question, most of them eventually say they would like music– What’s life without music? Without the sharing of news or information?
I personally use it to lighten the mood in my house. You know my kid, right? Cranky, sometimes. Put on some music and offer to dance with her, and her face lights up. I can only blame myself. I danced with her in-utero thousands of times, and we continued dancing with her as a newborn, infant, and toddler. We still spin her around now, and let her do her own boogieing too! I seem to cook, clean, and just ‘be’ a lot better with music than without. For a long time after her birth, I rarely had the radio on. We always lived somewhere I couldn’t ‘turn it up’. So when I’d get out of the house, I’d always immediately turn the radio on, turn it up and my mood would lift. Quite frankly, I felt depressed without it. It all the sudden hit me one day while I was driving that it wasn’t really the ‘getting out’ that was nice–it was the music! Since then I’ve made an effort to play music as often as possible. I even found a radio station tuned to my ‘generation’ — like my parents enjoyed the ‘oldies’, now I too have my own ‘station’. Country music is probably my current favorite, but when I was younger I listened to the ‘rock’ station too. It’s like for a few minutes every day, I’m not 30 something, I’m a kid again, blasting the radio and singing at the top of my lungs… and my daughter bobs her head in time to the beat along with me.
Oh and dancing with your hubby in the kitchen is a great mood enhancer, too! Nothing like ‘shaking it’ to put a smile on each others’ faces!