Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Anna Button!!

When I first got my new car it came complete with XM radio. LK pre-programmed some channels for me and it was goodbye NPR, hello non-stop 80s at the press of a button. I can't tell you what a hit that 80s button was on our girls-only wine tasting trip in February, while Anna cooperated by sleeping through Men at Work and some cracking Cindy Lauper.

I wasn't the only one who got used to the XM radio, as soon as Anna got in the car she would demand I press the 'Anna button' switching us from 80s gold to the mind-numbing nursery-rhymes that are her current vogue. Sadly I had to ditch the XM a few months ago. I have a four minute commute to work and I couldn't justify the luxury, so it's back to eight minutes of NPR a day, which leaves me tantalisingly half-educated about Ghandian basket-weaving.

Unless Anna is in the car and then she still demands 'the Anna button' .

I would actually welcome any suggestions from parents out there who have some good kids CDs to listen to that won't leave me wanting to claw my own ears off at every 'hey diddle diddle'.

In the meantime, I bring you this, courtesy of my friend Jen. Kids songs that won't have you resorting to driving on valium. Damn this is funny:


Sugarplum's Mom said...

Disney put out a series of children's song CD's which I like.. the CD covers all have a different character on them.. the first one has Mickey.. there's Donald, Goofy etc. We only have the first one but I actually like the CD.

ExpatKat said...

Ahh! I sympathise. Sadly, I think it's a rite of passage for every parent. It would seem that endless nursery rhymes leads on to the same book being read night after night (don't dare to miss any bits out because they know them off by heart!) which leads on to endless repetitions of favourite TV shows (don't record them or buy a DVD!)

Disney was the less torturous CD for me too. I trust they're still making reasonable tunes.

Law Student Hot Mama said...

I admit I like the Backyardigans. *hangs head in shame*

villa luna said...

bare naked ladies - snacktime. the abc's song makes my friend's 5-year-old giggle and he doesn't even know yet why it's so funny. and i'm a big fan of dan zane.

funnily, i couldn't remember where i put my keys this morning but i did remember this npr story from 2003! -

Janice (aka HRH, Mme. L) said...

I skipped over to you!!

Kids music, I've got help for Anna is now 7, so we're onto mostly top 40, but I do miss the days of Laurie Berkner and The Candy Band. Laurie Berkner's cds and songs are some of our all time favorites. The Candy Band is a rock band of Mamas from Detroit.