Mama Diaries

Friday, May 1, 2015

Why People Sing in the Shower and a Giveaway

"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?"

He nodded.

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. 

52 comments:

  1. Sounds like good sound logic to me. In fact, just yesterday I belted out a song or two in the shower and doncha' know, I was able to write so much better after that.

    Happy Weekend.

    PS: Not corn but I like your idea of that just before it's popped thing. Might steal that from you. Thanks!

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    1. Maybe there's some truth to what Bubba said.

      (Now I'm really curious as to what your picture is!)

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  2. I'll have to try the singing in the shower... I wouldn't mind getting smarter... lol.... cute ♡

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  3. not if you sing Britney or Rihanna.....

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  4. lol does singing in the car work too? Only time I do, if you can call it singing haha

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    1. Haha! Pretty sure it has to be in the shower, unless your car has the same echo-ey effect.

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  5. I don't like singing in the shower because my brother heard me sing once and made fun of my singing.

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  6. I think singing anytime anywhere just makes a person happier. But I like the idea of smarter. I vote "yes."

    I already have your wonderful book, so don't enter me in your drawing. Two lucky folks will be thanking you:)

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    1. I think singing makes most people happier.

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  7. I usually make really stupid voices and bad voice overs in the shower. Annoys wifey to no end.

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    1. Haha! As long as you're having fun ... :)

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  8. Not sure that I'll be singing in the shower. I don't want water or soap in my mouth! I like to sing hymns sometimes when I do the dishes. It would be really cool to win a book!
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  9. My older son always sings in the shower. He is definitely a happy guy.
    I don't sing in the shower,, but I will now.

    You son is very well informed. God bless him.

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    1. Haha! I think there is going to be lots of singing in the shower after this post!

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  10. Hmmm... I've always sung or hummed in the shower. Ask him if helps memory problems.

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  11. It's been a long time since I sang in the shower. Happy Mother's Day in advance.

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  12. Bubba has a lot in that brain.

    My problem is that by the time I step out of the shower, I forget abou the song and my mind goes to the next item on my list - dry myself, lotion, clothing... and the next shower, I sing again. - whtever.mind

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    1. He certainly does have a lot in his brain!

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  13. The winners of That Mama is a Grouch will find reading your book a pleasure and a teaching and learning lesson in parenting.

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    1. Thanks again for the reviews of my books!

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  14. I always sing in the shower. And think in the shower. I don't know if it makes me smarter, but I've had some pretty great post and book ideas come out of it.

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    1. Then I'm sure singing in the shower has made you smarter! ;0)

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  15. Hello greetings and good wishes.

    I am amazed at the wisdom of Bubba. He is brilliant.

    This reminded me of the saying ------DON'T RESPECT GREY HAIRS, RESPECT YOUNG THINKING.

    Only yesterday, I read in a blog that young boy gave advice to an experienced boat man about anchoring his boat. But the boatman ignored the advice and as a result his boat almost sank.

    It is the young people who will carry the world forward. See the amazing changes that have taken place in our own lives since the time we were born. The world is surely in good hands.

    I hope and pray that your little son will grow in all wisdom and become very successful in all respects.

    Best wishes to both of you.

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    1. Thank you, Joseph! Creative people like my son will move the world forward.

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  16. Well, that's you corrected. I don't doubt for one moment your son is right but would like to thank him anyway for giving me a wonderful excuse to sing whilst in the shower.

    Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there. I'm not sure if your competition is open internationally but if so please include me.

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    1. It is open internationally, and I will include you.

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  17. Nice! I enjoy singing in the bathroom too. Hahaha! Great giveaway, Sherry! Good luck to all! xoxo

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    1. I don't sing in the shower. But I did when I was a kid and wanted to be an opera singer. ;0)

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  18. Singing in the shower starts from now...normally I'm deep into thinking...lol!

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    1. Let me know if singing helps you think deeper!

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  19. Wait.... The amplified vibrations go in the ear and stimulate the brain? I need to sing in the shower!

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    1. Let me know if you feel an improvement with your brain!

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  20. I will do that! Sounds like one smart little boy. :)
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  21. My son used to save awkward conversations for the shower. He'd turn on the water, get in, close the curtain, holler for me to come in, then ask about...delicate matters that were on his mind. ;)

    I also get a lot of story ideas while I'm in the shower. (But not singing. )

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    1. I find the shower is a great place to think. Not sure about the singing, though. ;0)

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  22. I think he's onto a good theory. Singing can calm you down, and maybe that makes a person able to think easier.

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    1. Yes, it can. Unless you have a really bad voice. Then it might stress you out! ;0)

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  23. I see your son is always smart in whatever he does.

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  24. I know one mommy who would be a grouch if I start singing in the shower! Your son is amazing!

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    1. Haha! Fortunately, my husband does not sing in the shower, or I might be a grouchy mama!

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  25. I do sing in the shower. Your son is really smart!

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  26. I learn so much from Bubba! I already have both of your books so no need to put my name in, Sherry. :-)

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    1. Bubba is a wise soul in a young body!

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