I can't help but get teary-eyed with the new Lactum commercial, about the boy saying things like "You've never sang me a lullaby..." in the voice over. Turns out, his Mom was either deaf or mute and she signed to her kid about making a mess. But the commercial indeed celebrates a different kind of mother, and how each mother is different.
But my heart aches, not because I want to focus on the negative, but because I just really find it sad for a child to have never heard his mother sing to him. No matter how off key.
So I sing more songs to my child now. I have to. I may not always have the voice to do it, and he certainly won't always be young enough to want to listen.