This isn’t exactly a bad thing but it does create some awkward and humorous moments.
I let Princess A listen to the songs on my iPod when she is playing. While I have downloaded Yo Gabba Gabba and other kids songs, my iPod also has “adult music”. First I just let her listen to her Godfather’s music but when she did a little jig to Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” it was so cute I decided to let her listen to all of my music as well.
As she got older people started buying her instruments. She has a drum, horn, harmonica, piano, tambourine, xylophone, guitar, maracas, and a giant floor piano like the one in “Big”. She loves to make music in her room. She also has jam sessions with her dad because he knows how to play guitar. When we go to LA, she gets to play in her Godfather’s recording studio. Uncle J has adult sized drums and he lets her play them as loud as she wants. Last week she broke 2 instruments and I felt really bad about… luckily Uncle J thought it was funny.
Who knows if Princess A will be a musician when she grows up, but she definitely has an ear for good music. The above picture was taken when we went out to eat at Universal Studios in LA. A drunk man at the table next to us kept buying songs from a cover band. They weren’t amazing but they weren’t horrible either. I would have been able to handle them for 1 or 2 songs but the guy kept buying more. Princess A was not into it from the start. As time went on she kept getting a meaner look on her face. The ended up singing “Ring of Fire” with no horn and this made Princess A cry. The drunk man bought her some songs and said she could pick what the played next. We asked for the check and left.
Now that I write about this it’s hysterical. But I feel really bad and embarrassed when my daughter is giving the stink eye to people. Not everyone can be Johnny Cash Princess A! On Friday, we went with a friend to a music class for kids and when the teacher started singing “Wheels on the Bus” she crossed her arms and got out her best stink eye. I did my best to cheer her up but she was not having it.
Afterwards, the teacher apologized and asked if there was something she could do better because it was her first class. I told her she did a great job and my daughter was just jet lagged.
So I have decided to lie to musicians and teachers until Princess A is old enough to hide her opinions. I know it’s bad to lie but I don’t like hurting peoples feelings.
Do you ever lie to other people about your kid’s behavior?
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