No Changing The Station
My daughter will turn 11 in a few months, which means I lost control of the radio in my car about a decade ago. First it was the Baby Einstein cds, then we moved on to the Backyardigans, and from there to Hannah Montana (that was a painful period). Next came Justin Beiber, which finally (and thankfully) lead us into more current pop artists.
Now that we have progressed from cps on repeat into listening to main stream music on the radio, I have finally laid down some ground rules. For the most part, we don’t listen to much that was released before she was born, but this summer I had to ban Taylor Swift (sorry, just couldn’t take it anymore, and her songs get stuck in your head for days), and also announced that when we came across one of three classic artists when flipping through the stations, we would listen through the duration of the song. And the winners are – Prince, Luther, and Michael Jackson. Time to teach her about the classics in hopes of one day turning her into an old school, die hard, r & b fan like her momma. 🙂