Friday, August 12, 2011

BBZ and The Bobs

You know the Bobs, right?  No not these guys...

"Naga- ,Naga-, notta gonna work here anymore..."

Nope, I'm talking about these Bobs...

Many of you who know me or have been reading this blog for any length of time know how much music plays a part in my life with N.  We met while following Widespread Panic to Memphis.  We traveled all across the country following our very favorite bands.  Chicago, Portland, Reno, Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Francisco, KC, you name the city, we have probably seen music there.

So it shouldn't come as any surprise that our offspring would also have a love of music.  What is a surprise is his choice in music.  For a while it was Keller Williams' Kidz album, which is incredibly awesome if you are looking for good kid-friendly music.  There is even a song called "Mama Tooted", which makes me giggle.

That was his album of choice for a while, and when I say album of choice I mean the album he obsessed over and had to hear during every single car trip, to school and home from school are with me, by the way.  So I pretty much knew what to expect each morning...and it was nice.

Then he went through a Bob Dylan phase.  I played Mr. Tambourine Man once and told him that I used to sing it to him when he was a baby.  I actually also sang it to him when I was pregnant and always enjoyed singing that song in the car with him.  He loved that fact, so we listened to Bob D quite often.

Then one day we heard a Bob Marley song while in N's car.  I don't remember which one it was, but BBZ kept calling him Bob Dylan.  The next time he was in my car I showed him the cover of the Africa Unite album by Bob Marley and explained who Bob Marley was.  Then I did it.  I played Three Little Birds.  If you don't know that song 1) Shame on you, and 2) Listen to it here right now!

He was hooked.  He had to hear it again.  It was a Monday morning and I got to work feeling so light and happy and wonderful.  I have listened to that song almost every single morning since with his sweet little voice singing along.  What a great way to start the day!

And as if that wasn't enough cuteness, he now has me sing it and Mr. Tambourine Man as he is falling asleep.  It is so awesome.  What a nice way for him to drift off to dream land.  "Don't worry, about a thing.  'Cause every little thing, is gonna be alright."

So now he is learning some of the other songs on that album.  The next song is "Buffalo Soldier", which he thinks is awesome.  He also thinks it's hilarious to say "Buffalo Chicken" instead.  He is so funny!  We were at Pizza Hut yesterday and they had a picture of a buffalo and he started singing "Buffalo Soldia...dred lock rasta" right there in the restaurant.  Man I love this kid.

So music sure is making an impact on his life already, and it's just an added bonus that he likes the same music we do.  It's much better than "I've been working on the Railroad" over and over again!