So, I may be a really bad mom,
but I'm afraid I don't listen to Barney or hymns in my car. I listen to rock.
Hence, so do my kids.
Ethan's first sing-along was to a song by Shawn Mullins called Lullaby. I can still hear his gravelly little voice singing "Rrrrrrrock-a-bye!"
Adam sang along to Coldplay's Yellow.
For Ellie it was Weezer and Beverly Hills. Some how she was hearing a little voice saying "Honey! Honey!" We have never figured out what they are actually saying, so I love Ellie's version.
The other day Tessa was busy doing "stuff" (I really have no idea what she was doing,
I am also not super observant. Bad, bad mom!) and singing her latest fave,
Hey Baby by No Doubt. You know the one;
"Hey ba-by, hey ba-by, hey! Girls say! Boys say!"
At one point in the song, Tessa, in her best imitation of a reggae voice,
spoke her version of a tag, "And the boys and the girls in the back!"
Then she suddenly stopped singing and said, "Hey mom?"
"If the boys and the girls are in the back,
Almost as good as the time Ethan heard
and was heard to be singing
"Hurry up, old fella".
That's ok. Today in the car when "Pour Some Sugar on Me"
by Def Leppard came on the radio, Guy confessed he used to sing,
"Awesome, shoot the hombre!"
It must run in the family.