Mama Diaries

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Little Writing Music

Yesterday, I was trying to add another chapter to the manuscript I'm working on. Usually, I can do this when my kids are in school, and all is relatively quiet. Now that it's summer, it's a bit more challenging.  As I sat down to write, a certain five foot tall individual came into the room with his radio blasting.

"Bubba," I said. "Can you please go somewhere else? I'm trying to write, and I can't do it with music on."

"What if I change the station? I can put classical music on for you."

I shook my head. "No, Bubba. I can't listen to any music. Even classical. It's too distracting."

He parked himself next to me. "What are you writing about?"

"Right now, I'm writing about a tsunami, and it's destroying the town."

He nodded. Then he got up with his radio and left.

Good, I thought. A little peace!

Unfortunately, it was short-lived. Bubba came back with his radio. And it was playing something else.

I listened. "Bubba, what is that?"

He grinned. "The sound of ocean waves. It'll help you write about tsunamis!"

38 comments:

  1. Where did he find the sound of ocean waves? I don't think I've ever heard that station.

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    1. It was a CD. I have a couple of those relaxing sounds CDs. I needed them when my kids were little. :)

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  2. HA! My son goes to sleep with a relaxation cd like that.

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  3. he is kinda like a pest, isn't he?

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    1. Haha! At times, he can be. But I love him anyway!

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  4. How cute. Not many kids would have thought about trying to find a sound to help you write about tsunamis.

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  5. I'm suddenly feeling very short. I'm a couple inches past 5" but because he's still just a kid and I'm almost 22, I feel vertically challenged.

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    1. He's catching up to you. And me! ;0) (My daughter has already passed me up by a couple of inches. She's 14 and 5'6".)

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  6. Good one Bubba! He's so clever!

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  7. His heart's in the right place.

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  8. He certainly is an adorabe boy, he did have your interest at heart.
    Yvonne.

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  9. Did it help? At least it wasn't music.

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    1. Haha. Right. I didn't think of that. It wasn't music! (No, it didn't really help.) :)

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  10. lol at least he was thinking. Not sure where he found the sound of waves though

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    1. On a CD. I'm actually surprise he found it. Wouldn't it be funny if a radio station played wave sounds? That would be great!

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    1. He really is! His imagination and creativity really amaze me.

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  12. He's a card, Sherry. I love Bubba tales.

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    1. He's one of the funniest kids I know!

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  13. Smart.. and really quite thoughtful!
    happy writing :)

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  14. That's so clever of Bubba to bring you that soundtrack for inspiration.

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  15. You know, he's very sweet for a pest :)

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  16. Babu speaks with reasons every time.

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    1. He did good. The tsunami chapter is now complete.

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  18. Not sure I'd find this helpful. A friend bought me a tape of 'water music' and all it did was make me want to go to the toilet. Still it thoughtful and sweet of your son.

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    1. Haha! That's funny! Good thing I hadn't had something to drink before listening to his wave music. :)

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