I was driving in the car with Miss L when “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day came across the speakers. “I think I’ve heard this song before Mamma!” she exclaimed before trying to sing along with the words she didn’t know.
I got really excited for a moment. REALLY excited.
You see, Miss L’s only concert in utero was going to see Green Day. And I’m pretty certain my belly couldn’t keep the music out of her little cramped space in my belly. So as I was driving, I had these grand visions of her knowing every song, and being all due to her exposure at one concert. You know, some sort of personal experimental confirmation of those “babies can hear classical music you play” studies.
I was starting to compose tweets in my head to @BJAofficial with my amazing story, and my daughter who just magically knows how to rock out because of one concert when she was 20-something weeks old.
But by the time I got to the next stoplight, I realized something. And I felt a little silly.
I realized that we had purchased Rockabye Baby! Lullaby Renditions of Green Day
when she was a wee babe… and she had heard it play countless times over the years. So… that would be the logical explanation for why she knew the melody and not the lyrics. Good job mom brain…
But… the song was still really familiar to her??? That’s still cool, right?
So if you’d like to prepare your child to love the songs you’ll love for all time, then I’d start priming them with Rockabye Baby! music right now. And there’s an even better option for all Amazon Prime members, as your free subscription to Amazon Music includes 51 Rockabye Baby! albums! Make a playlist of all your favorite rock songs and lull your child to sleep as they stream over the noise machine in their room every night!