Do Your Kids Like Your Music?
My son does not like the music I listen to. He likes the music that his Mama listens to and it’s all terrible. fortunately I have found an unlikely Ally and a window of opportunity.
My son is 5 but he is going to be 6 this Friday and I have been trying to introduce him to the music that I listen to for 3 years. He used to get a kick out of me head banging to Metal and he even tried to do it himself but that was when he was 3, before Dreamworks, Pixar and my wife ruined everything.
I blame Justin TImberlake and my wife for my son not liking my music. My wife was playing terrible pop music in the car with my son, but when the Trolls movie came out it got worse.
My son would sing along to all of the songs sang in the Trolls movie and I when told him who the original artist was, he refused to believe me. It’s very hard to argue with a 4 year old, especially when your heart is broken because he just told you that he hates Cyndi Lauper.
I forbid him to watch the movie Sing, because I can not stand that in the movie they make it seem like it’s the right thing to do, when the Punk Rocking Porcupine sells out to become a Pop Star.
I tried playing some age appropriate Rock for him, but for some reason he is conceived that everything Dada likes is bad or scary. However, I somehow convinced him that David Bowie is a professional wrestler/super hero. He has never really listened to Bowie, but according to my son if a shark ever tries to eat him David Bowie will save him.
Lately my son has been obsessed with Godzilla. I am not sure how it happened or why he can’t seem to have enough Godzilla in his life but my wife and I have accepted it. More important it gave me the opportunity to introduce him to Blue Oyster Cult, which I did and he loves it!
We’re listening to the same song over and over again but at least it’s not Justin Bieber.