I’m the most sad to see change is the amount of music I listen to. Baby nap times seem to encompass the whole
dang day! I used to have iTunes running almost constantly. Not that it wasn’t a battle with my husband
over what to listen to. No, I don’t want
more Phish. And there’s only so much
hip-hop and Grateful Dead I can listen to before going insane. (Yes, my husband
is a hippy with a secret love of 90’s R&B.
He compensates for this deficiency by being ruggedly handsome and having
the miraculous ability to open jars and kill countless spiders.)
specific bands, where my husband I deviate in our musical tastes is an actual
love of music. He loves music. Phish, Dave Matthews, the Allman Brothers,
and the Grateful Dead all have one thing common. OK, take a toke and make that two things –
they’re jam bands. I hate jam
bands. It’s just giant swaths of useless
music that take away from the important thing – the lyrics. I love the words. (Surprised? Probably not.) For me, music is like poetry with half the
pretentiousness and way more shake-your-bootiliciousness. And I like to play it ALL the time
particularly when I’m working. I find
that music helps put me in the zone for writing and for design.
become a lot more difficult to crank the tunes through the work day. I was excited when the baby hit two and it
became easier to send her to daycare/babysitting and there’s only one nap to
contend with, but it has also meant that she’s tons more verbal. With a toddler in the house, I don’t feel quite so comfortable
cranking up a few of the songs I love, like Don’t Shoot Me Santa by The Killers. I am
perfectly prepared to explain that boys have a penis and some people are in
wheelchairs and sometimes boys marry boys and girls marry girls. But… I am not at all prepared to explain why
Santa is shooting that guy in the song. I’m
pretty sure I see headphones in my future.
Mae Mysteries, Wild Waters, Tales
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