I can say with total relief that the days of kids music are behind me. We listen to the radio now and jam along to all the latest pop hits! But I totally remember the days of yore and how they involved songs about dinosaurs and eventually progressed to the “Disneyfied” versions of radio songs.
Emma was obsessed with The Wiggles. It was all Wiggles, all the time around my house. We even took a road trip with our playgroup to see The Wiggles all the way in another state. Thank God, Anthony (the blue Wiggle for those you playing along at home) is so easy on the eyes, right?! At least it gave the mothers in the audience something to focus on!
Shortly after the Wiggles phase, we discovered Kidz Bop. And by discovered, I mean the CD was a prize in some fast food meal. Naturally, we had to play it. Over and over and over again until my ears started to bleed. If I want to hear Let’s Get It Started I would like to hear Fergie sing it, thankyouverymuch. No such luck with the old Kidz Bop.
It got me thinking about which one I would rather listen to if I absolutely had to choose. Like my radio and iPod are broken. And I can’t just choose silence. I am in my car driving, and I have to decide whether to listen to The Wiggles or Kidz Bop.
The good news about The Wiggles is that all of their songs are original and when you are on your 33rd time hearing Wags the Dog it actually becomes kind of catchy. Or so you try to convince yourself.
As for Kidz Bop, the plus side is that they are all songs you know. The downside is that they are being sung by children. And not in a cute, adorable Wheels on the Bus kind of way. But more in a now mommy has a massive migraine kind of way.
However, those are the choices for you today.
One or the other.
Not both. You’re welcome for that, by the way.
Now, here is the deal y’all.
I noticed a disturbing trend in the Would You Rather game last week, and it made me turn to candy to help me eat my feelings. Specifically, a pound bag of M&Ms, and we all know that no good can come from that. A lot of you tried the whole “wow, I just can’t decide” or “I am really somewhere in the middle on this one”. No, no, no. You must choose. We get it. They are hard. Sometimes almost impossible. But still. Do it for me. And the ability of my jeans to still button.
Would you rather have to listen to The Wiggles or Kidz Bop?