Waiting Room Burner: Music Mini-Quiz
By Ken BurkeEver wonder what keeps your doctor so busy that you have to wait 57 minutes past your scheduled appointment? Maybe your physician and nurses are shuffling old X-rays and playing makeshift card games. ("Got any busted clavicles?" "Go fish!")
By now, you should know enough to bring your own reading material, considering you've read and re-read those outdated magazines in the waiting room. What to do? Take this music mini-quiz to learn what your music stance says about your parenting style. Then, share the unscientific results with your waiting room peers. It's a surefire way to burn the waiting time.
1. Playing music while pregnant will:
2. The relatively quiet and soothing strains of classical music will:
3. Continuing to play gentle music for your newborn baby ensures:
4. Allowing your toddler easy access to musical instruments will:
5. In preparing the musical environment for the baby, the father's role is:
If you mainly answered:
A: You're a mom- or dad-to-be who plans everything. You already know your child's gender, name, feeding schedule, and who will kiss who during your child's first boy-girl party. You are secretly raising your child to change the destiny of the free world as we know it, but you will settle for a healthy kid.
B: You're a take-it-as-it-comes mom- or dad-to-be. Impending multiple births? "They'll be good company for each other." Hospital screw-up? "A lot of kids have their birth weight as a middle name." If music, folic acid, a few extra Tums make your little one a super-genius, great. If not, well...the world needs devastatingly good-looking normal people, too.
C: You're a been-there-done-that mom- or dad-to-be. All that heavy spiritual prep with your first kids made you realize if mom ain't happy, nobody's happy. You also learned that if you love 'em and keep 'em from doing irreparable damage, the kids will turn out better than okay.