I have never been one to play children’s music in the car. At home we have several kids CDs and a Pandora station titled Cody & Carter’s Music where Raffi and Laurie Berkner rule supreme. But when it comes to what we listen to in the car, it is driver’s choice and I do not choose the ABS’s. This system has worked out very well for us. The kids do not expect to listen to their music in the car and, at least for now, they do not seem to mind listening to mine. But then in a moment of Christmas crazy I went and messed all that up.
Last year my mom gave me a Jingle Cats CD that she thought the boys would love. I forgot to play it for them and instead packed it away with the other Christmas things (for full disclosure insert air quotes around the word forgot.) Then, as Carter and I were heading out the door for his morning swim lesson last week, my right hand took on a life of it’s own and grabbed that CD out of a pile of Christmas stuff. And yes it went in the car with us. I thought Carter would find it funny and distract him from our final destination as he was exhibiting all the signs of Grumpy Carter and Grumpy Carter does not like swimming. I was right. Carter did think it was funny, so funny in fact that he does not want to listen to anything else while we drive to and from his swim lessons.
So feel free to think of me with sympathy every Tuesday and Thursday morning as I drive along listening to howling cats, barking dogs, and the occasional chirping bird belting out Christmas music and forever ruining some of my favorite songs of the season. If you have not heard of the Jingle Cats and would like your ears to bleed too click here. Just remember, you can not un-hear it (nor can you un-see it, as this is a link to Jingle Cats on YouTube.)
p.s. Yes I know I really should be making peanut brittle, fudge, and sweet and sour meatballs for our Christmas party on Saturday but blogging is much more fun. This whole taking a break from blogging thing is hard.