Why I Wake Up My Kids with Music

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Music has been an important part of my life from a very young age.  I live my life to a soundtrack – a widely varied soundtrack!  In fact, my Amazon Music playlists are set up with the action or time of day that I use each playlist. (Unfortunately my “Cleaning” playlist gets a lot more use than my “Time to Chill” playlist.)

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So, back to my life soundtrack…

While I would like to say that my mornings are best accompanied by Vivaldi playing lightly in the background, that’s not even close to what gets us up and out the door.  (Vivaldi’s awesome, though…)

why i wake up my kids with music

About a year ago, I decided to make use of having so much music at my fingertips and began playing upbeat tunes for my kids to help get them out of bed.  Here are some of the reasons that spurred this decision:

  • I am NOT a morning person, so getting the blood pumping with my favorite tunes is a necessity.
  • I’m usually just a tad bit busy in the morning – making lunches, feeding Ladybug, getting myself dressed, etc.  By turning on the kids’ lights and leaving the day’s song of choice blasting on high, the music takes over the chore of waking up the kids. Check! One less thing to worry about.
  • Occasionally, I can lure one or both of my big kids into a dance party in the kitchen.  I can’t think of a better way to start the day!
  • My goal is for my kids to be exposed to the greats.  To real music.  Lots of it.  So much music, so little time!  Waking up my kids with music gives me one more opportunity to squeeze in extra exposure.
  • I would rather that my kids have memories of crazy mom having dance parties in the kitchen while filling lunch boxes instead of her raising her voice at them because she has asked them 10 times to get out of bed (believe me, they have memories of both, I’m sure).

Music is a time-saving necessity for our morning routine.  What are some of your favorite morning tunes?  I use a different song every morning, so I’d love to hear your suggestions!