I'm not sure how I made it over five years into motherhood without listening to annoying children's CDs in the car. I know my kids probably would have loved listening to all things Nikelodeon and Disney Channel while driving around town, but I also love to be sane. I just couldn't do it. I put my foot down and the kids never knew the difference.
So, we drove around town listening to my music. And, I didn't really think anything about it. It was cute when Molly sang along to some of the popular songs on the radio. How cute was she when she could sing the chorus to "All the Single Ladies?" And, I didn't even really mind when she told me that Johnny Cash's "Cocaine Blues" was her favorite song.
BUT, when she started singing Justin Bieber's "Boyfriend" song and wanted a pair of pajamas with Justin Bieber on them at the store ... I thought, maybe I should start finding some more kid-friendly CDs to play in the car. (Total honesty: I've been known to sing along to Justin Bieber, too. Probably totally uncool of me to admit it, but it's the truth. I really think it was the pajama thing that threw me over the edge of the cliff.)
Enter: Barenaked Ladies' Snacktime.
Um, duh. I can't believe I didn't think of this one before. I mean, I've owned it since before I even had kids. I've been a fan of Barenaked Ladies since I was 14, so I don't know why I didn't think of this one earlier. Granted, the actual name of the band is not so kid-friendly, but we'll just call it BNL, and we'll be all good.
So, we've been listening to that in the car lately. And, I've been loving it. It's starting to grow on the girls. I think. If they know what's good for them, they'll start loving it.
But, now, I'm looking for suggestions of other kid-friendly CDs that aren't going to drive me absolutely crazy. I'm thinking popular adult artists who've made clever kid CDs. Any ideas or suggestions out there?
Please, you've gotta help me! I have to keep Molly away from Justin Bieber and keep my own sanity!