Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Adding to the Evidence that I might be a Bad Mom

The Dude has been giving me grief for about a week. Around 11:30 I usually give him his lunch and then put him down for a nap. For the past week, he usually screams his head off for about 15 minutes before he lets me feed him. The crying could be a result of tiredness so I am moving lunch and nap time up a bit.

In the mean time, I sing songs to keep him quite. Anything. Anything at all that pops into my head. For awhile KC and the Sunshine Band did the trick. Last week I was desperate to change the sound track and the first thing to pop into my head was Salt-n-Pepa. Lordy, the Dude loves "Push It." At first I thought it was just the song, but when I showed him the video on YouTube he giggled and started beating the desk.

Does this make me a bad parent? Am I promoting an unrealistic view of relationships? It sort of feels like that episode of Friends where Ross and Rachel sing "Baby Got Back" to their baby. All I know is that it keeps him quite long enough for me to shove his lunch into his face.

Interesting note, the Dude did not care for "Shoop." Hit it.


Maria said...

That doesn't make you a bad mom. Nope. Not even close. I sing 80s music sometimes. And The Beatles. LOL!

Rabble Rouser said...

I would suggest this makes you a good mom. Indoctrinate them now with the classics I say. Clare would wail for Cyndi Lauper. But not just any Cyndi Lauper. Nope, she wanted the Goonies theme song. Those months were a special kind of hell :-)