Sunday, 16 March 2008

groovin

Cass loves his MP3 player.

I love watching him discover music.

He came tearing into the bathroom tonight while I had R in the tub, all grins and dancey motions with his shoulders and feet and gave me an earpiece. "Mom! You've got to hear this!"

He forgets that I load his music. But then I seem like the coolest Mom in the world because I know all the good songs.

The little tune playing was...oh eighties flashback, here I come...Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) and we doodled along in unison for a few minutes, doing jazz hands and not realizing how strange we must look until I turned....

and caught sight of Rosey, sitting very still in her tub, watching her mother and her brother sing (badly) off-key stretches of a song and bopping to a beat that she couldn't hear. So, her expression said, what else is going to happen here?

The song ended. Cass stopped hip-hopping and waited for the next to start.

I started swaying to the first notes, recognizing CCR's Mustang Sally, preparing to be cool (or cool-ish) and mug up a little, and I must have overdone it, because Cass stared.....

Then he raised his eyebrows at me, took back the earpiece, and nicely said 'You've had enough, Mom.'


Um? Oh, okay.....

10 comments:

Stomper Girl said...

Hahaha. And it's all downhill from there too. But I too love how much my kids love music. it's like it absorbs their every particle.

Sue said...

hahaha. I'm looking forward to these moments. Not so I can feel 'out of the loop' but so I can take notes. Josh and I have said to our daughter that if she misbehaves as a teenager, we'll embarrass her for punishment. It's far worse than grounding, in my opinion. hahah.

Ree said...

Shortman is 16 and we're still introducing him to "our music". ;-)

I love it, too.

jAMiE said...

Awwww, how sweet a picture you painted in my mind...sounds like such fun too!

Vanessa said...

That is too funny! You've had enough? He cut you off?

meggie said...

Grinning!!

jenontheedge said...

My girls have iPods, courtesy of their grandparents, and it's so fun to help them put playlists together.

And I'm no longer allowed to sing along with the music when we're in the car together. :-(

Jenty said...

LMAO I'm giggling here. I can just picture the scene.
And Mustang Sally... way cool song!

barbra said...

Great story!!

I remember having that "fine line" with my mom. "now we're having fun," "oops, mom, you went to far. now you're weird."

and now I'm the mom and I don't care if I'm weird!

Suzanne said...

Cool!

Chef has discovered head banger music. Ugh. However, hope is not lost-he was singing along with Baba O'Reilly the other day.