Photo © 2012 Ash Adams
Brian and I love music. In the morning, Brian turns on something while we get ready for the day, then we rotate our selections throughout the day while we work. In the car, we either listen to NPR or to music from our iPhones. Basically, if we're near a computer or stereo, we generally go right to it, and because we have similar tastes, there's really no need to ask each other if a given selection is okay. (Usually, it's just what the other was thinking, with the exception of some gutter punk albums from my past.)
Now that Elliott is in the picture, however, there is a third voice in the day's selections. From even his time in the womb, it was clear that he is in our music-loving camp, but there are certain albums and artists that Elliott clearly enjoys more than others. Brian and I aren't sure if every baby will like the same things that Elliott does, but we thought we'd share his favorites anyways!
In addition to these, we play some classical music, not because we abide the hype that classical music will make our kid smarter, but because, well, we like it. Elliott is a boy after my own heart; he loves powerful pieces like Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 (especially the first movement), Dvorak's Cello Concerto (again, the first movement, the Allegro), and Handel's Messiah.
Good picks, Elliott!