Did you ever sit in your room and record your voice on your trusty little tape player like I did? I used to just tell stories to it, and practice different accents; pretend I was a DJ and record some of my records–I had an old 45 player we had picked up from an auction, with Elvis and Ricky Nelson 45’s!
All afternoon we have been recording our voices onto CD. It’s hilarious. I got the bright idea to make a CD of me reading the girls’ favorite stories, so sometimes when I’m tired or busy, I can just play that instead of reading it. The stories we have recorded so far are interspersed with comments like, “I bwought you the twash tan.” “My bummie itches.” and shrieks of displeasure because of a clementine theft. It’s been great fun.
We also have some songs, like “Twintle, Twintle Wittle Stawr” and Aviana “reading” Curious George Takes a Job.
Then it occurred to me I could make a story CD for a personal inexpensive birthday present! So now I know what to give when we receive birthday party invitations for the next year!
Oh how excited am I?!
***edited to add*** We have a Philips CD recorder that I got back in my single days, when I had time to do things like make mix CD’s for friends, or Kevin Darlin’. Kevin had a mic, and he just read the instructions (imagine that!). I’ve had the thing for 8 years and never bothered to find out I could make voice recordings!