For the entire month of June I’m planning on writing a series of blog-a-day posts based on a set series of open-ended questions to myself. This is one of those posts.
June 19th // Something You Are Listening To
It’s Father’s Day today, and as the old joke goes: Mother’s Day was invented to give mom a break from the kids, while Father’s Day was invented to give mom a break from the kids.
See the difference there? Neither do I.
So, it obviously being my day to spend the day being a dad, Claire and I spent part of our late-morning listening to music on the computer. That might sound decidedly un-dad-ish, until one realizes that not only were we listening to kid’s music — you know, The Doodlebops, Disney, the Backyardigans, and various other random, upbeat and simplistic songs — but we were listening to kid’s music with the express purpose of compiling a playlist to burn onto a CD for my car. Because, yeah: when she’s in my car, and I’m toting her around somewhere, guess who is picking the tunes. One guess. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not me.
The alternative, of course, listening to the only kid’s music I currently have in my car, which is a Disney CD I pilfered from Karin’s car, and which contains only three songs she likes: all from the movie “Mary Poppins” — so, this is an improvement.
Disc successfully burned, Father’s Day successfully over, and daughter successfully in bed, I am now in the basement listening to my own music. But it’s starting to sink in what I’m going to be listening to for the next few car rides with Claire.