A Song for That Moment When the Kids Are Out of Control in the Car
You know the one... that moment that comes more frequently than you would like to admit. The moment when one or multiple kids are crying/whining/complaining/singing/yelling. It's the time when you really, really wish your car came with some sort of limo-style divider between the front and back seats.
Now, there are a couple different ways you can go with this moment. I have tried them all. Trust me. There's the talking/negotiating, which almost never works when you are peak kid-crazy. There's yelling at them. That doesn't make anyone feel good. Then there's music. Again, here, you can go a couple of different ways. You can go upbeat, fast-paced and loud, and drown out the noise. That works, sometimes. OR, you can try something smooth and cool, like this lovely number from Leon Bridges.
This man is cool as a cucumber. He's only 29 but sings with the soul and experience of a much saltier man. He's been around for a little while (as Zach is quick to point out... he first blogged about him in 2015 after Bridges' debut album). He hasn't released a second album, but I will tell you that his first one, "Coming Home" is magic. For both me and my kids.
I played "River" for them in the car, during the aforementioned craziness, and it calmed us all down. A little soul does us all good. Give it a try and let me know if it works for you too.