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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Summer Beats

My sister Mindy is determined to have me committed to a mental hospital. She bought Emi her first Raffi CD for Christmas, as well as another horrid CD with toddlers singing. Naturally, Raffi is Emi's favorite and she insists we listen to him every time we get in the car. Agh!


As much as I used to love Raffi, he has increasingly gotten on my nerves. I am now at the point that I CANNOT stand to hear his voice. If I have to listen to Baby Beluga one more time, it might be the end of me. Tyler thinks I’m being dramatic. Whatever.

With summer arriving and Emi and I spending increasingly more time in the car, I’ve decided to draw the line and find some music we can both enjoy. Yesterday, I created a "sanity" playlist and, if I’m being honest, it rocks! Sharing is caring friends, so if you’d like to check it out, click below.


You can also find the mix at itunes under threebaybchicks summer 2009.

Rock on friends!

-Kacey
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37 comments:

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

My mother-in-law was kind enough to give my boys TWO hour-long CDs of (generic, cheaply produced, adults-posing-as-kids-singing) children's gospel music. ... Which we now must listen to on every. Single. Car ride.

I feel your pain - thanks for the tolerable suggestions. :)

Jillene said...

My kids are into Kids Bop. IT SUCKS!!

NovelTeaMommy said...

Thanks for caring, I mean sharing! You just took the work out of my morning, and evening, drive to/fr daycare. You rock, you really do.

Grand Pooba said...

I'm planning on making my kids listen to Nine Inch Nails and Tool.

Pretty kid friendly I think.

Sheryl said...

I know what you mean, I love Raffi but have not had to listen to it that much. Mine was Barney, I loved the purple dino and so did my first born. I hated it when people Barney
Bashed. Problem was when she was leaving Barney behind my second child was picking it up. By the end I wanted to do my own Barney bashing.

carin davis said...

I have to agree with Jillene...that has to be the world's worst music. I have "lost" most of them!

I love your list! We really like Frances England, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Barenaked Ladies kids music, at our house too!

Eric said...

Not Raffi..
Man, Raffi is right up there with the Wiggles...
ugh.. I dredd the Wiggles.
(Frown)

the ungourmet said...

We are on to the Radio Disney listening phase of our lives. I know all of the words to every Miley, Jonas Brothers, Demi... song now! Yay!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Kids Bop over here...
I haven't been annoyed to death to think it's terrible yet. YET!

Counselormama said...

Finally, finally, Kylie told me the CD's she insisted on listening to were "for babies", yay! Now both my kids like Lady Ga Ga, don't judge!

wendy said...

maybe you should 'loose' those cd's at a local goodwill?
and maybe you should rig mindy's cd player in her car so that is what she gets to listen to.
your mix is awesome - jasper gave it his dance bounce thumbs up - & derek is a fan of the jazz album.

Kathy B! said...

Great recommendations! Parenting is surely about compromise. There is NO REASON to be held hostage in your car while bad kids' music sucks the joy out of your soul -- not when you have a great playlist like this!!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oy! That stuff's awful:-(

Kristin said...

The dude isn't quite there yet but I'm SCARED!!

Jen said...

So going to check this out.

KC Mom said...

No thanks...I'll pass on the crazy music!! :)
I like being the crazy aunt that sends the noisy toys to my neices and nephews for their birthdays!

Cairo Typ0 said...

My brother annoyed me one year so i bought his son a Raffi CD for christmas. :p

Meg said...

I made the mistake of clicking on the Baby Beluga link and listening to it. If I ever see Raffi in person, I just might give him a knuckle sammich.

Good luck!

blueviolet said...

Play it slowly in reverse speed and you'll see the appeal. ;)

Miranda said...

Thanks for becoming a follower of Sippycups and Fingerprints, I am thrilled you like it. I love reading your blog as well.

Randi Troxell said...

thnx for the info... !

Unknown Mami said...

I am so with you on the "Baby Beluga".

Heather of the EO said...

VERY cool. Love how you share the love.

Laura said...

Oh I can still hear the Raffi songs in my head...and look I turned out Ok? Ha. Be afraid, be very afraid of Raffi. xoxo

WhisperingWriter said...

Oh, my kids don't get to listen to their music around me. I'm mean that way. If we're driving in the car we listen to my music. I trained them young.

Of course they do get to hear their music when they get to watch TV. Like my daughter is in love with Yo Gabba Gabba and I constantly have this song, "Don't bite...don't bite your friends.." in my head.

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Willow Tree said...

When McDonald's started giving out Kids Bop cds as Happy Meal toys I about lost it. Seriously? I go there for relief of cooking, dishes and being the human jungle gym and you offer me Kids Bop in return? Nice. Real Nice, Ronald.

Blessings,
Carolynn

The Blonde Duck said...

Fran--

Unfortunately, no book deals. :) I'm just printing them on Lulu.

I couldn't deal with those CDs. Even when I was a kid I hated them!

Monica said...

Jack is stuck on the Singing Time CDs, but I can't blame him, he can "sing(sign)" along

Helene said...

Oh man, Raffi....yeah, that takes me back to my preschool teaching days. I can still hear "I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas" in my head if I dare to think about it.

My kids are hooked on Hannah Montana right now, who isn't much better but still slightly annoying. And I know it's bad when I'm singing the songs along with them without even realizing it!

insider53 said...

No more little ones to listen but tomorrow is my youngest' 21st birthday so maybe he will like them, you think.

Veronica Lee said...

Hi, I'm visiting from MBC. Great blog.

MBB Founder and Editor Denene Millner said...

Oh girl, I put my foot down on the music jacking early on... if we both can't listen to it, then we don't listen to it, period. Or else mommy will drive the car over a cliff. And we don't want that, do we? So let's run over the Wiggles CD and pop in some Stevie Wonder, shall we?!

Grand Pooba said...

Comments off?! Common Fran, you know I just LIVE for commenting on every single one of your posts! Whether it's for Chit Chat or pizza ovens!

But, just for you I will go visit those mothers of multiples. What a friggin fun topic! Can't imagine what it's like to be a mom let alone a mom to multiples! Sheesh!

Ok, I forgive you, you're just tryin to spread the love to those moms, I understand.

Sort of.

Life with Kaishon said...

I used to play that for the little boy I babysat for when I was in 7th grade. I feel old now! Very old!

Bianca said...

You may really enjoy these kids artists (if you are not already familiar with them): It's a big World by Renee & Jeremy, Family Tree by Frances England, and You are my Sunshine by Elizabeth Mitchell. Both my daughter and I love these albums!

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