Saturday, March 31, 2007

Movin' on down to the 70s

My CD collection is officially coming out of the 90s and moving into the 70s.

A few months ago, I wrote about how, aside from the odd CD here and there, our music collection was pretty much stuck in the 90s. But in recent weeks, we've discovered that Austin loves music, and not just in terms of pulling CDs off the shelf -- he actually loves to dance or just listen to music in the car. So long, of course, that it's his music. He sees no reason to get up and start dancing to U2, but pop in his Dance Baby, Dance CD and he's rockin' out to Old MacDonald.

So, to feed this new love of his, we've been adding to our CD collection - kid friendly CDs of course. There are hundreds, if not thousands of kids CDs out there, but at this age, Austin can't tell us what he wants to hear. He's stuck listening to what we tell him to. So, we (or I should say he) are now the proud owners of Bert and Ernie's Greatest Hits, Raffi's Singable Songs for the very young and Raffi's Baby Beluga.

The Bert and Ernie CD is actually dated 1990-something, but many of the songs date back to ones I remember from when Sesame Street was my favourite TV show. Who doesn't love Ernie's 'Rubber Duckie'. (Come on, you know you're all humming it now!)

But it's the Raffi CDs that make me laugh hardest. We popped Raffi's Singable Songs for the very young in the car the other day, and both of us remembered all the words to all the songs. Austin was sort of mesmerized by the new music, but Ryan and I were having a blast. Honestly, I think we were having more fun with the music that day than Austin was. Classic songs from my childhood are on this CD -- 'The more we get together', 'Must be Santa', 'We're going to the zoo' -- how can you not remember them after so many years.

And so many years it is, the CD originally came out as a record in....1976! Which leaves me to wonder whether it's cool that it's still arond for kids to own today, or whether it's sad that I remember it so well.


Carole said...

What's sad is that I can still sing all those songs - which tells you what you'll be doing 30 years from now!

Rob said...

"How about you, you, you? You can come too, too, too! We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo!"

For non-car musical adventures, be sure to check out Rogers 222 - the Treehouse musci channel (though I'm sure you have already).

janet said...

LOL, you know you're a parent when!
We went through the same excitment with our first. I get the same thrill when a clip comes on the screen while watching Sesame Street, totally reminding me of my childhood. Do you remember the Alligator King? :) It's so great sharing these memories from the past with my own kids. Life gone full circle! Have you acquired "Hippo in the Bathtub" by anne Murray yet?