I have heard many times in the past few years that our society is in the middle of a baby boom, and my excursions outside the house certainly seem to reflect that. No matter where I go I see small children and babies in strollers, and I don’t ever remember there being as many as there are now.

Of course, this could simply be because I am more ‘tuned in’ to other parents and their kids now that Nick is such a big part of my life; I don’t think so though. One major piece of evidence is the number of songs being released from major artists about parenting and their kids.

My absolute favorite song right now is from a Canadian country music star by the name of George Canyon. His song, called “Just Like You”, already tugs at my heartstrings, and Nick isn’t even old enough to do most of the things mentioned in the song. The basic idea is that, while his son is saying he can’t wait to be a grown up, George wishes he could be his son’s age again, making a morning last all afternoon.

The video is on YouTube – check it out below:

Another song that still really speaks to me is Rodney Atkins “Watching You.” This song has been out for a while now, but it really makes me think about the responsibility of being a parent and how all of my actions really are under a microscope. It’s our responsibility as parents to provide a good example.

The video for this song is also on YouTube:

As mentioned, there are a lot of songs about kids now. If you’re interested, take a look through the DRM-free songs listed at Amazon.com and see if any strike your fancy.