Comments: Kiddie Music? Maybe Not...

They have a special spot in Hell for me, because my kids have fallen in love with Hollaback Girl. I can't even explain what it means, because who knows? They heard it ONCE, and now they all seem to have it memorized.

(And don't get me started on the Ben Folds Five debacle. Little pitchers have big ears, man.)

Posted by Jenny at August 10, 2005 01:19 PM

That's hilarious! I totally agree. Our son started singing 'Drop It Like It's Hot' at 21/2 and we knew we had to start being more careful. Although it was incredibly cute, I just don't want him going into the church nursery singing Snoop-Dog. Parenting is VERY hard work...

Posted by Jason Berggren at August 10, 2005 03:29 PM

So much for "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap."

Reminds me of the time many years ago when a four year old I knew was singing a song popular at the time: "Boom boom boom let's go back to my room."

Some people thought it was the cutest thing, and I was disgusted beyond words.

Posted by skinnydan at August 11, 2005 03:09 PM

Seriously, I don't play my AC/DC when the kids are around.

Posted by skinnydan at August 11, 2005 03:09 PM

I recently posted about my daughter learning, unfortunately, the words to Jimmy Buffet's "My head hurts, my feet stink, and I don't love Jesus". I feel your pain.

Posted by RP at August 12, 2005 02:09 PM

Wait till they get to be teen-agers and understand the words and the meaning of your oldies. I'm a big Barry Manilow fan and most of his songs are about broken relationships or lusting after other women. The funniest song the kids like and is the most wrong is the "Pina Colada" song. Mr. Mayhem and I still like all the oldies because we grew up with it, but now they open up some interesting discussions with the girls. Communication is a good think, but I don't advocate listening to bad stuff just to have a discussion about it. My girls grew up with Sesame Street and contemporary Christian music.

Posted by Mercy at August 12, 2005 07:00 PM

Thanks for the tip! We just got NO! (They Might Be Giants) in the mail and haven't stopped listening to it since. Another fun one from the library is African Playground from Puntamayo Kids--just for a break out of the ordinary.

Posted by Meredith at August 14, 2005 09:43 PM

Yup. . . I'm in the same boat of realizing I'm letting my kids listen to music that I never imagined they'd be listening to at this age.

On the other hand. . . We were talking about the story of Joseph from the Bible a couple of months ago. They couldn't remember it. Finally I prompted them--You know, the same Joseph as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Posted by TulipGirl at August 14, 2005 10:31 PM