Hot Chocolate and Piano
We leave for Thailand in 2 days, so I've been busy. But I gave myself a break today and made some hot chocolate. (It is 80 degrees in Houston, after all!) Then I sat down to the piano and played carols.
I loved it when my mom played Christmas carols on the piano. We 4 kids would gather around with what we called, "rhythm band instruments". They were kept in a little straw suitcase, beside the piano. We'd crash cymbals and tap wooden sticks and ring bells while we sang all the traditional favorites.
My secret favorite was "Friendly Beasts". I loved it because I associated the carol with my family... singing with my siblings, while Mom played the piano. I never sang it at school or church.
Sadly I couldn't find it in any of my books. But I hummed it later. I'm afraid I couldn't remember many of the words.