Thursday, April 23, 2009

Toddler on Air Guitar

My cable company just added new music channels to their "Music Choice" lineup and while checking them out, I found a "Toddler Tunes" channel. It sounded interesting and nice so I tuned in........huh?? 

I just heard a Lullaby version (no singing) of "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (by the Rolling Stones) played on what sounds very much like the piano that Nathan was given on his First Christmas.

I was puzzled at first but as I thought about it, it is a very good life principle to teach young children. You can't always get what you want. But if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.

"Genius!" my thoughts continued! "What a good message to send to young children and toddlers! this is something we all need to know in life and as my child is falling asleep, these are good words to be drifting around in her head. It might be just the right thing to help her build a good foundation of realizing the difference between want and need."

I leaned back and listened to the tinkle (hee hee, I said tinkle) of the toy piano. I wondered to myself what the rest of the lyrics might be but then I decided that I just didn't want to know.

But then I realized it. Something you may have realized already.
I don't know many toddlers or babies who might already know the words to this particular Rolling Stones this all music version of classic rock and roll isn't really going to have any effect on my child's moral upbringing unless I teach her the words to the song.

And we all know that if I'm schooling Lucy or Ella on The Music of the Rolling Stones, I'm gonna be starting with "Satisfaction."

Wait a minute....hmmm.

UPDATE: Now the Music Channel is playing a lullaby version of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5." 


  1. That's hysterical.
    I'm totally going downstairs right now to see if our cable system added that channel!!!


  2. I just discovered that today as well!! We tuned in...we did hear a rousing rendition of "Itsy Bitsy Spider" though...

  3. Definitely have the girls watch 9-5 (:

  4. ok... 9 to 5 isn't even remotely quality music. More than likely their reasoning is to play music that parents identify with, so parents listen to it more- but it's musically geared toward toddlers...

  5. I think we have that chanelle too, but I never checked it out. But when I was at a friends house a few weeks ago I heard it there and loved it!