Saturday, August 8, 2009

Mommy Mix Tapes

Okay. I can't listen to the Veggie Tales CD anymore. I can't take it. I also worry about Luke's love of Kanye West and the fact that he asked me "Why you gotta be so Docta' Evil?!" the other day when he couldn't have another cup of chocolate milk. And don't get me started about the radio! There is NOTHING even remotely appropriate on pop stations anymore ("Mommy, do you ride a disco stick like a pogo-stick?!?" "Mommy, why have those good girls gone bad? What did that guy do to them?!?!") Seriously. These are the questions I get. I want to die. Thank God my mute button is right by my thumb on my steering wheel!

But, my thumb is getting sore, so I have been trying to come up with a collection of songs I wouldn't mind listening to and that are okay for the kids too- great tunes with any sort of message going WAY over their heads. I'm going to put some really truly kid songs on them too. I'll try to come up with a few collections and post them here in case any other Mommies out there are feeling my pain. I was able to find all of these on LimeWire. I listed them how I burned them- seems to have a nice flow....Sorry, "Birthday Sex" didn't make the list. :0)

Here is Mommy Approved Vol. 1:
1. Don't Let Your Feet Touch The Ground by Ash Koley
2. Black Horse And The Cherry Tree by KT Tunstell
3. You Are My Sunshine by Sara Gazarek
4. Go Go Go by the Backyardigans
5. I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
6. Rock N Roll by Eric Hutchinson
7. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by Lisa Loeb and Elizabeth Mitchell
8. See The World by Gomez
9. I Thought I Lost You by John Travolta and Miley Cyrus
10. Okay, Its Alright With Me by Eric Hutchinson
11. Young Folk by Peter Bjorn and John
12. Shake Shake Shake by The Backyardigans
13. New Shoes by Paolo Nutini
14. Steal My Kisses by Ben Harper
15. Feelin Good Again by Robert Earl Keen
16. The Rainbow Connection by the Dixie Chicks
17. Suddenly I See by KT Tunstell
18. Hoedown Throwdown by Miley Cyrus


Bekah said...

Thanks for the list! I've got the same problems. We've started only listening to CDs or Christian stations in the car. At home, the kids' fav song is "Boom Boom Pow" - not very kid-friendly lyrics but oh so good for dance parties. We've told them it says ship instead of sh*^, but they are starting to figure it out.

4Hoffman's said...

I just totally LOL at the mental image of Luke quoting Kanye!! I too have this issue, except luckily I'm mostly a "country" girl, so mine are singing along word for word with Taylor Swift!! If you are looking for another artist, she's got great stuff. Some is even a little "pop-ish"!