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Old 11-11-2015, 05:28 PM
 
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So I am not booking an audition for The Voice anytime soon, but I am not a terrible singer. When my kids were little they loved me to sing to them. Now at 8& 10 they usually act like I am going to make their ears bleed if I am singing a tune. My 8 year old still likes it when I make up silly songs for her, and doesn't seem to mind if I sing a Christmas song. But if I am singing like a pop song or a song from one of her shows she screams at me to stop.

My son can hardly stand it at all. He will ignore it sometimes but mostly he wants me to stop.

Thinking the Tweens have something to do with it. "Omg my mom is so embarrassing."

Any other kids act like this?
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:24 PM
 
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Most kids act like this. It has nothing to do with how well you do or do not ding.

I can't sing at all but always sing in the car....When my daughter started saying that....I just told her she's out of luck, I am gonna sing. Thankfully we have always have liked a wide range of music.....so we picked songs we both liked and both sang.....off key.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Pretty sure no one wants to hear me sing.
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Old 11-11-2015, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Absolutely not. Maybe when he was an infant.
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Old 11-11-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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My school-aged kids don't mind. They think I"m funny when I sing, maybe because I usually butcher the lyrics.

My 4-year old loves bedtime songs but otherwise no.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:15 AM
 
Location: central Oregon
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My son hears me sing every single day! Does he like it? NO! Too bad, I love to sing (and I am so bad I never made it beyond concert or choir practice.)

What my son really hates is: he "lives in a musical"! Doesn't matter who he is talking to, if something said sparks a song memory then that song just needs to be sung. Oh, the eye rolls...

Ah, grocery stores are so much fun... all that singing and dancing. Yes, I was (still am) an embarrassing mom! I have fun with life.
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Old 11-13-2015, 08:08 AM
 
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My kids like it when I sing lullabies to them while cuddling at bedtime.

My kids hate it when I sing any other time. Singing along to any Nick Jr. theme song, We Wish You a Merry Christmas by the Chipmunks, anything on Kids Bop, will garner very loud shouts of "MOMMY NO SING!!!!!". And it has been like this, with both of them, since they were old enough to talk.

I tell myself it's just normal kid behavior and has nothing to do with my singing ability. Although, I might be in denial.
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Old 11-13-2015, 11:42 AM
 
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My DD likes to sing WITH me.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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My son didn't wait until elementary school, he told me to stop singing when he about 3! lol! Once he got to later elementary school, he was better about tolerating it but I also don't hold him in my lap and sing to him the way I did when he was little.
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Old 11-14-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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Sounds like a typical kid thing! My kids have gone through stages like that as well, at all different ages.
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