"I have been given many warnings about the irritating, repetitive children's music that I'm going to have to put up with....and have been told that I will know the lyrics to "The Wheels on the Bus" better than I knew the lyrics to "Parents Just Don't Understand" eighteen years ago.
But, why is this? Why don't parents just play a mix of kid's songs and whatever the parents enjoy? That way, the kid will learn to appreciate different types of music at an early age."
The reason, loyal readers, is that the kids ask for the music. Today, Newmommy, Bud and I were in the car heading to see the Newgrandparents Committee. XM46- Top Tracks was on, (I think we were listening to some Skyyard), when all I hear in the back is "uhhh....uhhh....uhh." It wasn't a cry, but rather a minorly irritating whine. So, I switched on her "Music Together" CD. The "uhhhs" immediately stopped. About twenty minutes later, I flipped the radio back on...the "uhhhs" restarted; the CD went back on, the "uhhhs" stopped.
This scene was repeated on the car ride back. Apparently "uhhh...uhhh" is babytalk for "Excuse me, Daddy, but would you please turn off this music that you are obviously enjoying and put on "Music Together", "Baby Einstein", or something by Sandra Boynton or Laurie Berkner? If you refuse this demand, I will make an annoying sound until you comply....ready, go!"
So much for my musical theory.