ah, the music of a preschooler. makes a toddler clap and a parent want to drive one way to an insane asylum. i'm in this weird phase of mommyhood right now though where i'm starting to realize my kids aren't babies any more (sniffle)... well, i shouldn't really say that. the prolonged, never-ending babyhood of madeline for so long made me just. want. toddlers. then she starting walking and babbling and incessantly singing the alphabet. she's discovered the utensil drawer and the remote control and the hysterical (apparently) flush of the toilet. ok, so they're not *exactly* out of the baby stage yet, but their also not just sitting nicely on a blanket munching on a block.
molly, however, stated quite loudly the other day while throwing her hands up in the air, 'RAISE THE ROOF!' and i'm like, what?
so, anyway, back to my original predicament... so, i'm trying to keep my little ones as little and innocent as long as possible. call it being sheltered, call it whatever you want, but i don't want my kids knowing the words to katy perry or any of these other songs out there. it's just too much for me to handle.
since i've had molly home and then when madeline came home, my 6 cd changer in the car gradually was changed over from dave matthews and phish and sting to the likes of the wiggles and baby einstein and sesame street. fine. i can deal. if it keeps them from screaming while sitting on the expressway for an hour after being at the doctor all day, i'm cool.
well... the girls have been listening to this *one* cd at school apparently and they were in love with it. i didn't know any of the songs, but i was told it's perfect for the preschooler. being the mom that i am, i immediately went on the hunt for it... and couldn't find it anywhere. it's not on amazon? as far i'm concerned it didn't exist. *but* then i found the guy's website and after emailing him, i was able to get the cd... super old school, but whatever.
get the cd... show it to the girls... we're so excited! we get in the car... we pop it in... annnnnd i promptly get it jammed in there somehow.
good lord, it's a nightmare. i went to visit my parents with the girls after work yesterday and a ride up 128 without the 'wheels on the bus' was a nightmare. everytime i turned the channel, i tried to find something light rock-ish to just sort of get them to stop yelling, but molly's 'mommy!!! i no *yike* this one' on repeat near drove me to drink.
worse yet, my dad (who can fix *anything* couldn't fix the cd player). shoot.
and even worse... i screwed something else up in the process so the antenna wasn't working correctly. last night on the way home i got two stations... the classical one (which i admittedly love... but not when they're playing 'jupiter' by holst) not exactly relaxing. the other option was a lynyrd skynyrd marathon...
...it was a long ride home... and i can't believe i'm saying this, but i'm longing for the baby einstein and fisher price sing-a-long.
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