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Twinkle, twinkle little Kanye

September 8, 2009

There is this trendy children’s store in one of Westside LA’s trendy malls that makes these personalized CDs using your kid’s name, whatever it may be – Jack, Jenna, Jeremiah, whatever. So each happy, fun sing-a-long song speaks to them directly – “This song is for (insert your kid’s name here)” – designed to illicit giggles from your little one for the seemingly endless hours you spend in your car, navigating this bumper-to-bumper town’s clogged arteries. These CDs have become as standard a new baby gift as the Aden and Anais blanket in LA, practically handed out at the Cedars Sinai Labor & Delivery exit to all of the city’s newest angels, including Little D.  But we don’t always do what we’re told. I popped the disk in as we headed out for a playdate one day, but despite the excitement over the giraffes and hippos adorning the kid-tastic cover art, neither Little D nor I tapped a toe. You see, when we’re mellow in our house, we brood to Coldplay (man, she DOES have it good that Gwyneth – have you SEEN them live?) or Wilco, when we’re silly, we sing along to Boom Boom Pow, and when we’re pumped – and we’re pumped more often than not – we crank it to Kanye. And this isn’t a mama controlling the dial thing, Little D’s sticky fingers man the playlist just as often, frequently accompanied by a “Can you make this song LOUDER, mama?” hollered from the backseat. So while “Twinkle, twinkle Little D” might seem like a top 10 hit for a 2-yr-old, we’re much more likely to tune into “Go on, brush your shoulders off” in this neck of the woods – and lots of little toes will be tapping, I assure you that.

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  1. your neighbor permalink
    September 10, 2009 6:52 am

    Since I’m FB-less these next few weeks, I’m itching to “Like” something. And this I “Like”! You’ll find us mellowing out to 311’s “Amber”, which is usually requested by O since he was two when we came back from Hawaii. And you may have heard me mention before that our five month old is a Tribe fan as well =)

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