Admittedly, I’m not really a big fan of Taylor Swift. Oh she’s got a few fun songs that are kind of fun but really I could do without hearing her sing.

But hearing my kids sing Taylor Swift at full tilt on full volume into a microphone along with Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and some of their other faves? Now that I can handle. And that I just fully realized this weekend, can actually bump up my joy level quite significantly. And can get me singing along and dancing too right there in the livingroom with the amp and 2 microphones and the karaoke monitor showing us the way to the inner workings of each other’s musical tastes.

We had to do something. We were hot. We were cranky. And already the summer groove of just hanging had gotten to everyone just a bit. So for less than $50.00 we got 48 hours plus of music, dancing,  family duets and a little stage presence improv too. And if that feels like too much, split the cost with another family or two or three. (just be prepared to wait a little longer for your turn at the mic!)

I’m not sure how the neighbors felt after our full on family karaoke fest – but we all felt happier, more connected and more in a total groove too.

So next time you’re looking for a way to inject some fun into the family routine? Might I recommend karaoke? Right there in the comfort of your own livingroom.