"Mama," my ten-year-old son said. "Do you know why people sing in the shower?"
I looked at the kid, wondering where in the world that thought came from. "Well Bubba, I think it's because people like the acoustics, and it makes them feel relaxed and happy."
"I don't think so," Bubba said. "The real reason is that it helps people think."
I raised my eyebrows. "How so?"
"The amplified vibrations go in the ear and stimulate the brain. Singing in the shower makes the brain work better."
"Oh," I said. "So you're saying if you sing in the shower, you'll get smarter?"
So ladies and gentlemen, we're going to conduct a little experiment. I want you all to sing in the shower for 30 days, and then come back and report if you feel smarter. Let's see if Bubba is right.
(If you'd like to read about why people sing in the shower, you can go here.)
Last thing: It's almost Mother's Day here in the United States. To celebrate the occasion, I'm giving away two autographed copies of my book, That Mama is a Grouch. If you'd like to be entered in the drawing to receive one, just leave a comment below. The winners will be selected on Tuesday.