I often catch Colin singing little songs to himself. Sometimes I can figure out what he is trying to sing (e.g. "Where is thumbkin") but other times I can't make it out, and usually assume it is non sense or something they sing at school. He seems to have my ability to pick up music, (Sean often refers to me as a human jukebox although I think that is a gross exaggeration) I wasn't much older than he is now when I held my first impromptu concert in the middle of a store singing "Tomorrow" at top volume. A few days ago I heard him singing from the car seat, and at first thought he was singing his own song, but soon realized that he was singing along with the radio. What was playing you ask? "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry! It is quite amusing and disturbing listening to a 2 yr old try to mimic the lyrics "...put your hands on me in my skin tight jeans, be your teenage dream tonight." I guess that just shows you 1) how over played that song is and 2) how much we are in the car (I don't usually play the radio in the house). Tonight as I was getting him ready for the bath I once again start hearing a song that doesn't click right away. I let him go on to try to figure it out and he was singing "This time may-be I'll be...1... 2" (instead of "this time maybe I'll be bullet proof" Bulletproof by La Roux).
I'm not sure if I should be concerned about his exposure to these themes or not...Obviously he doesn't understand the lyrics, but I can think of some awkward situations ahead of us if actually repeats them clearly. But frankly there are only so many times I can listen to "Baby Signing Time". Besides Colin likes upbeat, fast music with a good beat! His first favorite song was Just Dance by Lady Gaga. Any suggestions for some age appropriate, upbeat tunes that won't cause me to loose my mind would be greatly appreciated.