Friday, June 12, 2009
Actual conversation with my 4-year-old daughter, C., on the way to preschool:
"Mommy, remember this old Jonas Brothers song? 'Vereh superstitious, writing's on the waaaaall ...' "
"Nononononono. That's not theirs. A man named Stevie Wonder sang it first."
"No, he didn't."
"Um, yes, he did. That song was written before they were even born. It's a very old song."
"(Sigh.) No. They sang it in a video. Remember?"
And then I launched into a semi-hysterical recounting of Stevie Wonder's life and times, which surely changed her mind. When I told my friend M. what happened, he suggested I buy "Songs in the Key of Life" immediately and pipe it into her room, then repeat with "Innervisions" and "Talking Book."
I hadn't planned on conducting an intervention between swimming lessons and play dates this weekend, but C. has left me no choice.