Nov 25, 2010

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My Life’s Quirks – I Secretly Really Enjoy Kids Music

It’s inevitable.  When you are surrounded by toddlers all day long, you are going to find the noise a little daunting.  Oh, who am I kidding?  The noise will make you go bat sh*t.  So I try to find different ways to entertain the kids for short periods of time to keep them from yelling.  Now don’t get me wrong.  The kids are happy as they make all that noise.  I’m talking about happy yelling, like laughing and singing.  But even happy yelling is still yelling and two year olds yell.  Loud.  One of the ways I divert their attention sometimes is by playing music.  Some kids music sounds like nails scraping on a chalkboard or like the cats who think my backyard at 2am is a fight club.  But some of it is actually pretty good.

It has certainly come a long way.  This particular piece of music was very popular when I was little.  In fact, it’s the opening song to one of my most favorite shows as a child.

The music that is around for children today is really peppy and really encourages kids to dance and boogy!  This one by The Wiggles…well let’s just say I actually have it on my iPod and if I’m in a particularly crappy mood, all I have to do is listen to it and I get happy.  It just makes me want to dance like, well, a two year old!

When I first saw Yo Gabba Gabba I thought “What the hell is this show?  I mean, why are there kids dancing like they are in a strip club and a flower ‘person’ who always seems to be high on something?”  Then I got a hold of the music and…  Well, just check this out.  It’s catchy as hell and educational!

And I can’t talk about kids’ music I actually enjoy without mentioning The Backyardigans.  That is one fantastic show.  And the music is outstanding.  We have all the DVDs and all the CDs.  That is one show I will gladly watch over and over and music I don’t mind listening to over and over again, especially since my daughter has recently discovered the ‘repeat’ button on her CD player and will listen to one song over and over for over an hour sometimes!  *shiver*  But is she decides to do that with a Backyardigans song, I don’t mind.  It is that good.  This is one of my favorites.

So you see, kids’ music doesn’t totally suck!  But, if you tell anyone that I said that, I will deny it completely.  I secretly really enjoy kids’ music.  Just another one of my life’s quirks.

  1. Yeah, the kids songs are catchy and addictive…I love Yo Gabba Gabba and whenever the song “days are the sunniest, jokes are the funniest” comes on Nickelodeon the kids all yell “Mom, your favorite song is on!!”

  2. I love me some kids music. I can’t wait to buy Raffi albums for my boy when he is born. That is what we grew up on when I was little. I loooove Raffi. He is great for kids.

    I think I’m actually going to enjoy watching some of these kids shows after this baby is born. And I’m glad some of the classics, ie: Sesame Street, remain. When I was little, it was always Mr. Dressup. I adored him.

  3. Haha! I love it. Now I have no excuse since I don’t have kids of my own but have you ever heard of the Veggie Tales? If not you should look into it…I will say first that it is a Christian based kids show so I don’t want to offend you in any way. But the movies are great and the music is really catchy! Some of it is really funny too…so you might want to check that out sometime if you want. 🙂

  4. Patti – The kids yell “your favorite song” when the Wiggles song comes on. I tell them to please make sure we’re not in public when they say that. LOL

    Katya – Sesame Street is great. And it seems to be geared for grown-ups as much as kiddies lately too. 🙂

    Deanna – I have heard of Veggie Tales and it has been recommended many times…but I’m yet to actually watch it lol.

  5. Haha, glad I’m not the only one who has recommended Veggie Tales…I am not afraid to say that I do own the CD’s and jam out to the music…especailly when in a bad mood. Haha, we all need to have our kid moments!

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