So my kids forced me to do it. They wanted mp3 players for Christmas so I sprung for the smallest, cheapest iPod shuffles for Julia and Emma. I didn’t realize until they arrive just how insanely small they were and instantly said to lyn:
“They’ll loose these in days.”
So the next conundrum. I actually had to fill the thing with music. I conceded and with Lyn’s help loaded it with some of the stuff they listen to on the radio and have expressed interest in. I took my opportunity as parental role model though to pad it with some stuff I thought had more ‘substance’ – some of which they already like – in hopes that it would help keep them from straying too far over to the ‘lite pop’ side. I wanted to fill it with a bunch of other stuff, but Lyn smartly reminded me that they don’t have 8 hours at work to kill everyday to listen to music and their attention spans are 8-10 songs tops.
So. Submitted for your perusal, my intro playlist for the youngin’s.