You Say You Want a Revolution?

Wikipedia – yes, I used Wikipedia and not Websters here, please don’t judge – defines a revolution as “…a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time.”

We listen to a lot of Pandora around these parts (wait for it – there is a tie in to my opening paragraph somewhere in here, I promise).  I have a station that I started with Jack Johnson that plays a mix of kid and non-kid music.  I am not sure how it morphed into such a strange mix – Baa Baa Black Sheep to Beastie Boys’ She’s Crafty, Skip to my Lou to Sublime or Raffi’s Most Singable Songs to Red Hot Chili Peppers – but there it is.  Oh yeah, it is just that good.  I did have to give the thumbs down to a Bloodhound Gang song the other day because, well let’s face it, there is nothing kid friendly about that band.

The boys get really excited when they hear a song they used to listen to at their preschool.  Quite often Cody will stop whatever he is doing and holler out “hey I have this song at my old school” when such songs as The Wheels on the Bus or Apples and Bananas comes on.  Carter who has only about five weeks of preschool to Cody’s two plus years simply refuses to be out done by his older brother.  Whatever song Cody claims to have heard at his school, you can bet that Carter has the exact same one at his.  But the other day Carter took this to the extreme.

The boys and I were out and about running errands and I was playing a new album Husband had recently bought.  Husband is fond of buying random music based on one song he heard and liked on Creamy Radio (check it out if you have not heard of it) and this was one of those albums.  So we are listening to this when Carter pipes up from the back seat in his loud and important voice, “Hey!  I have this song at my school!”  Ummm, yeah.  I don’t think so.  I gently tell him that I don’t think his teacher, Miss Sue, has this song at his school but Carter is very insistent.  Carter is three and therefore Carter is never wrong.

If you looked and dressed this good all the time I bet you would never be wrong either.

Anyway, all this led to a discussion about revolutions, what they are and why they happen.  Now that my kids have this information tucked in their little heads it is only a matter of time before they will form a resistance and attempt a revolt.  On the upside, at least they will be working together.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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7 Responses to You Say You Want a Revolution?

  1. Geoff says:

    And here I was already for a story about the Beatles……

  2. shoes says:

    Ha! Sorry to mislead you Geoff. A post about the Beatles will have to be for another day, though in my case it would be about rolly polly bugs and june beetles found in little boy pockets.

  3. My pandora playlist looks about the same! I love that they can call out Sublime as well as Laurie Berkner, I knew I liked you!

  4. Nancy says:

    You must keep us posted about the impending revolt. 😉

    • shoes says:

      I will, oh I most certainly will. 🙂

      I have to ask you how you came across this old post of mine – it is nice to know you read it (and it was fun for me to reread it too.) For several months when I first started blogging no one but me read my posts, then I think I stalled out at maybe 14 followers for a very long time before picking up some speed.

      • Nancy says:

        I’ve been really busy lately in life (as I would say, Life Takes over 😉 ), but I had some time the other night to catch up on some reading, so I was browsing around your blog and this post’s title caught my eye. I really enjoy your blog.

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