When I have occasion to drive teenagers around - which is a LOT, the issue of music always comes up. (Sister JustRandi - can we turn on the radio?) And after having several bad experiences with the radio on church outings, I have now completely outlawed the radio.
(One time, we were listening to a song that everyone in the car knew except me. The girls were singing along, and I was totally enjoying my status as a "cool leader" who let people listen to "cool music" on church activities, when all of a sudden, I swear I went deaf for about 3 seconds. I mean, all sound in the car immediately stopped, then started again! See, there was an inappropriate phrase coming up, so the girl in the shotgun seat had killed the volume and everyone stopped singing for just that phrase. Then she started it back up with everyone singing right along in time.)
That was the day my status as a "cool leader" died. Let's have a moment of silence to remember it.
Now when I'm asked about music, I let them listen to anything they can find on my ipod. Oh, yes, they LOVE that. Why do you ask?
Now I have to bring cookies in my car so that people will even consider riding with me. Sheesh.
ANYWAY - - I was thinking that there must be - somewhere in the world - some timeless, clean, classic songs that everyone loves. There MUST BE!! And I have a dream that somewhere out there, there's a playlist that I could put together where kids would just sing along with these catchy songs and hardly even know they were traveling - because they're just having so much fun.
When I dream, I dream BIG, people.
Do you think there is such a thing? And what songs would be on it?
(Maybe if you believe in that playlist, you also believe that little leprechauns will bring me a new Ipod touch with the playlist already put together??!!)