AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Giants DATE: 9/23/2009 08:11:00 PM ----- BODY:
Last Saturday, we took Little Bird to see They Might Be Giants. Our friend Abby saved us some fabulous seats on the fourth row, and we got to rock out with not one excited toddler, but two. It was the best way to see the show.

Bird has long been soothed by "I Never Go to Work." I'm not sure of the implications of that, but it has been a favorite song of his since he was about six months old. We could put that on in the car and stop any crying instantaneously. Now, he sings along with it, pulling a word here and there from each phrase. As you can tell by the picture, he always gets a big "NOOOOOOOO!" in there. He'll also pull in a "DAY" here and there and sometimes even a big "HOLIDAY!" He also likes to put his fist up to his mouth and pretend he's playing trumpet during the second verse. It's beyond adorable.

They didn't play his second favorite song, "High Five." As soon as that song starts, he sings, "HIGH FIVE!" followed by a series of words that his mama knows are "don't stop" and "up top," but I'm not sure a stranger would. He also particularly loves to throw in the "WHEEEEEE!"

Bird has been to a few concerts already. He wasn't overly excited about The Connells, but loved Mosadi Music. He tolerated all the bands at Gibson Summer Jam about as well as I did. But this? He absolutely LOVED this. He danced, he sang. He had a great time, even on a day where he had no nap.

I don't need to tell you how much it means to me that my child loves music the way he does.

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Lisa DATE:Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 9:41:00 PM EDT I saw TMBG about 15 years ago in NOLA and I felt kind of the same way! They are too much fun. I just knew that Lil Bird would have such great musical taste! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mem DATE:Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 9:50:00 PM EDT take bird to see the connells kid's band mommie. he'll love it- my kids did ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Magpie DATE:Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:18:00 PM EDT that must have been awesome (and now "never go to work" is going to be in my head for days). ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Amo DATE:Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 11:29:00 PM EDT How awesome is that? My husband plays Radiohead for my one year old son and he has started to like it. It's cute when they start to recognize songs beyond "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "ABC's". ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Bubblewench DATE:Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 8:27:00 AM EDT Of course that child loves music! It's in his blood! Look at his very talented parents. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous whymommy DATE:Friday, September 25, 2009 at 2:02:00 PM EDT Hooray! ----- --------