Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ninjas vacation in Ireland

Growing up I remember having a few records with kids songs. But for the most part when it came to music, we listened to what my parents listened to. This practice was definitely strengthened by the fact that for several years we lived in the middle of no where Nevada and only got am radio stations.

I don't remember minding. Even to the point that we completely ruined I think both a record and tape of my dads because we listened to Band on the Run by Paul McCartney so many times. That song and Your Mama Don't Dance by Loggins and Messina were our anthems. Good times.

So when I had a kid I didn't think much about getting "kids" cds and such. I figured Will would enjoy the music he grows up with, so why torture myself with a Barney cd. My sister Maiken sent my niece Ella a Barenaked Ladies cd called Snack Time. I'd heard some of the songs before but until our recent visit to PA I hadn't ever heard the whole thing.

It just so happened that while we were out there Will had just begun a ninja phase. He was very happy to show cousin Ella his ninja moves until she wanted to just jump and twirl. You have to karate chop at the same time for it be a ninja move. FYI. So Will latched on pretty quickly to the ninja song on the cd and requested a copy when we got home.

When in PA my sister Britta told me it was one of the few cd's of Ella's that she actually didn't mind listening to. I have to agree. So if any of you are looking for a non brain bleeding kids cd, might want to give it a try. Just be warned, listening may lead to such discussions as what it means for a cat to have 9 lives and that no that does not mean that if someone shoots a cat it won't die. Ahh...explaining our world to children.


Britta said...

Ella and Sophie both came running when they heard the video start - Ella said, "That's my favorite, Mom!"

I could do with a little more BNL at this point - we have been listening to the same 5 Glee songs for the last month.

Wade The Rascal said...

That's pretty funny, Kari. I don't think Jericho has decided on a favorite type of music yet. He'll try to dance to most things. He seems to like hanging around when I play my guitar. But yeah, I hope never to buy the Barney Soundtrack of other annoying, repeating the same words over and over and over, kids' music.

Marty Wombacher said...

Nice videos and Band on the Run is one of my favorite CD's. And, luckily, I've never had to listen to the Barney soundtrack!

Maiken said...

Ah, I'm so glad my nephew and nieces enjoy the music I find for them. I have one or two more CDs to burn for the kiddies.

Ruth said...

Jonny and I both actually love the kids folk music station on pandora... It's not just for Eliana--I love it too! Try it out. I stand behind this recommendation!

gidgetbates said...

I force my kids to listen to Woody Radio..And Maia has alwasy loved Korn. calls the ramones old gusy though. Dylan and Jack have beatles toys.. my macfarlane toys they use as kid toys.. and jack can sing "hey Bulldog" at the drop of a hat.
oh and maia asked to go to a rave when she was ten to see daft punk.
i have wierd kids though