Sheesh. What some people will do just for a good job so they can feed their family.
I'm not bitter or anything.
But like the saying goes, "You can take the boy out of Texas but you can't take Texas out of the boy". Or something like that.
So like a true Texas boy, my little brother is a big fan of country music.
And Merle Haggard, better known around these parts as, "The Hag" is one of his favorites.
So much so that on his wedding day, at the reception, he actually sang "Walkin' On The Fightin' Side of Me".
Only two problems with this:
- "Walkin' On The Fightin' Side of Me" is not a most requested wedding song. In fact, I'm afraid some of the guests thought he was publicly threatening his new wife.
- My little brother is known for many things, but his singing voice is not one of them.
While I wouldn't call it a touching moment, it was definitely memorable.
For those of you unfamiliar with the song, click here to give it a listen.
So when Lily did something for the first time yesterday, I couldn't wait to share it with my little brother.
While riding home from the podiatrist visit yesterday, I heard "Fightin' Side" playing in the backseat. I turned around to see Lily, holding the iPad up to her ear where the speaker is, and humming along with The Hag.
I just know if Alan had been in the car, he would've had to wipe a tear from his eye.
You see, the music on Lily's iPad is made up of all the songs on the whole family's iTunes account. So it makes for quite an eclectic playlist for a five year old.
It's not uncommon to hear a little Go-Go's followed by some Coldplay. Then some Foster the People, Billy Joel, Taylor Swift, and INXS. A bit of "Hotel California" followed by some "Man in the Mirror". And maybe a little "YMCA" thrown in for good measure.
In fact, yesterday when they called us back for Lily's MRI, we walked to the room listening to "Dimelo" by Enrique Iglesias. The Hispanic family we passed on the way in looked at us a little strangely. (For those of you needing an interpreter, that's "Do You Know", also known as The Ping Pong Song.)
I've had several comments from Lily's therapists who say they don't mind when Lily earns a break and gets to use the iPad because they like her taste in music.
So let's talk about music today.
How about your kiddos? What music is on their playlist? Do they have a favorite artist or band?
And, of course, the obvious question, any other five year old Hag fans out there?