I cannot get this song out of my head—listen at your own risk.
I was driving the other day, Dave had left Sirius on the ABBA station and "Thank You For The Music" came on. It's been in constant rotation in my mind ever since; I am seriously ready to go out and get a sequined pantsuit and karaoke machine. I've realized that ABBA would be a great group to introduce the kids to—such happy, boppy, fun music.
There are lots of excellent kiddie singers out there (Laurie Berkner, They Might Be Giants, Milkshake, Dan Zanes, Justin Roberts, Rebecca Frezza, Brady Rymer), but it's amazing when your kids like the same music that you do. Mine are into The Beatles, Maroon 5, the Gipsy Kings. They tolerate Norah Jones, Miles Davis and Chopin playing in the background. They're not much for rock yet (sorry, Bruce and Red Hot Chili Peppers) or The Grateful Dead (Dave's fave).
Music has been an amazing thing for Max. He's able to sing along in his own way, and is pretty much in tune. I love hearing him use his voice. Once a week, a music therapist (the one who Max has a thing for and Sabrina is jealous of) comes to our house, plays guitar and sings songs. Max and Sabrina always have the time of their lives.
Which music of "yours" are your kids into?
P.S. No word yet on whether the ex neighbor is or isn't an ax murderer, stay tuned.