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Maybe I'm not such a bad Mommy after all [Jan. 21st, 2006|08:36 pm]
spinthemoon

OK, confession time. When Middle Daughter was a baby, she would not sleep unless I sang to her. Often, for hours on end. No, no...that's not the confession. If it were, it would be a really boring confession.

Here's the confession part - I did not choose songs that would maximize her neural development. I did not choose songs that would raise her IQ, stimulate her mathematical abilities, or foster perfect pitch.

Yes, I know - what was I thinking? But wait...it gets worse. It's not even so much what songs I didn't sing as what songs I did. Becuase what I did sing was

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do I dare confess, even now?

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John Denver.

Yes, John Denver. I lulled my precious baby to sleep with Annie's Song, Sunshine on My Shoulders, Take Me Home Country Roads, Poems, Prayers, and Promises, and - God help me - Rocky Mountain High.

I've worried through the years that I have doomed my child to a life of being the only member of her generation to sing along in the elevator when Calypso comes across the Muzak. That she'll be sitting in her room plucking out Thank God I'm a Country Boy on guitar while all her friends are downloading the latest rock tunes.

But I've decided - no more guilt. I love John Denver, doggone it, and I'm not going to be ashamed of it any longer. Laugh all you want, but the man was a muciscal genius and I will hide my unyeilding admiration no longer.

Just don't tell anyone, 'k?

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[User Picture]From: skipperja
2006-01-21 04:09 pm (UTC)
Those are some great soothing songs, but I'm from the Johnny Mathias era of soothing songs.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-01-21 04:27 pm (UTC)
I LOVE JOHN DENVER TOO!! [and old Barry Manilow songs, and LOVE LOVE LOVE Neil Diamond too!]
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-01-22 06:11 am (UTC)
I actually saw Neil Diamond in concert, back when I was in high school. He ruled.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-02-05 04:23 am (UTC)
He still rules. I think I'll listen to his CD today.
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[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2006-01-21 05:24 pm (UTC)
Nuthin' wrong with a little Johnny!
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[User Picture]From: no_hdaisy
2006-01-22 08:29 am (UTC)

oh you think that's bad?

My Lullabys consisted mostly of Jimmy Buffet with a willie nelson and eagles song thrown in there.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-01-22 12:36 pm (UTC)

Re: oh you think that's bad?

Well, that certainly explains a lot...
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-02-05 04:24 am (UTC)

Re: oh you think that's bad?

EXCELLENT music choices. :D You must have cool parents!
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2006-01-22 03:35 pm (UTC)
Okay. I won't tell anyone, as long as you don't tell anyone that I went to a Lawrence Welk concert and ... dare I say it ... I enjoyed it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-23 10:21 am (UTC)
lol!

Do you want my John Denver Christmas CD?
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