Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An Offer I Couldn't Refuse {Happy Beach by Perry Springman}

Once in a while, an email floats into my inbox, inquiring if, since I blog, I would like something or other to be sent to me to use and review.

I used to email back and politely decline, and then I skipped that step and started simply deleting such offers--not because there's anything wrong with reviews, but because I just haven't chosen to make that a part of my blog.  And so I never accept those offers.

Until the day I did.  :)

You see, I got an email from Perry Springman, a homeschool dad and musician, about a children's music CD he had made.  Would I like one? he asked.

At first I thought I would treat his email like the rest, but then I took a moment to look at his website...and then I listened to a sample of his songs...and then my kids started listening, too...and then it was pretty much a given that we would be accepting his offer.  :)
As soon as we got the CD and I put it in the player, Josiah grabbed the case and sat down at the kitchen table to listen to the music and follow along with the words.    :)
Another day, when I had turned on the music, Tobin came in, heard it, and said excitedly, "Oooo, what is this? I like this song!"  :)
I've tried to decide which of the songs is my favorite.  At first, I thought it was "The 3 Minute Clean-up"--I mean, you can never go wrong with a little additional encouragement in that department, right?  :)  And it's amazing how much can be accomplished in only 3 minutes when a family works together.
But then I thought maybe "Mommy and Daddy," with its sweet lyrics and cheerful tune, is my favorite song.  :)

Bottom line: I like all the songs, and I'm already hoping that the Springmans (his kids perform with him, which I LOVE) will decide to make another children's CD someday.

Looking back, I'm so glad I didn't push the "delete" button on Perry's email.  It was an offer that I'm thrilled that I said yes to!  :)


Emily said...

If I'm not mistaken he is based on out BC! I'm going to have to check him out!

Carol Slater said...

Sounds like something that you and your family enjoy. I will have to have myself a listen as well.