Writing about the three most important songs in your life is an easy question when you have a life time of music discovery ahead of you.
1. Wheels on the bus
This is an old time favorite. It’s hilarious too, to see my two year old do all the moves that go with the song. And even though there are different version of the songs, my toddler doesn’t mind. Just as long as he can keep singing “wound and wound wound and wound”. All day long.
2. Let it go
Frozen is not just for girls. My toddler loves his princesses. In fact, he carries his little surprise egg Elsa doll everywhere. When we were at the toy store the other day, I showed him a plush Elsa doll. He pressed her eye and looked disappointed as he said: “She doesn’t sing letitgo”. Let me tell you now my child, not many will when you press out their eye balls. Anyway. The liberation that goes with shouting out “LetitGOOOOOOO” is totally gender neutral. And just like the many YouTube video’s you may have seen of parents lipsyncing the song with their daughter in the back seat, we burst out in song in the car too. Boys or no.
3. Elmo’s song
This is the song lalalala lalalala Elmo’s song. Lalalala lalalala Elmo’s song. Lalala Lalala Lalala lalaaaaaaa. Lalala Lalala laaaaaaaaaa. Any Lala song is an instant favorite to toddlers with no preference for a language when it comes to singing. He sings his English nursery songs just as fluently as his native Dutch songs, apperently having no clue (or just as much clue) of what the songs are about. And don’t forget: the Elmo voice really helps to make it toddler proof. And parent crazy.
So there you have it. Three important songs, just like my writing 101 prompt called for. I’m curious though: with which songs does your kids drive you crazy?
Xoxo – Irene