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.