I spent the other evening on the computer in the living room with the boys next to me playing video games.
The oldest asked me to play some music because he had Marky Mark's Good vibrations stuck in his head.
He said he would rather hear anything besides that....sooo
This was the song he requested!
Wha? I couldn't believe, first of all, that he knew this song at all, and second, he wanted to hear it and sang along!
The mountain is high, the valley is low
And you're confused on which way to go
So I've come here to give you a hand
And lead you into the promised land
So come on and take a free ride
He was telling ME about Edgar Winter!
I was 2 years old when this song hit #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, but I do remember hearing it on that AM radio always playing in the kitchen when I was growing up. And I am pretty sure this song came blaring out of my brother's room regularly in the late 1970's and early 1980's.
Actually, it turned out my son knew more about Edgar Winter than I did! I didn't ever know what he looked like, and was surprised to find out he was Albino, and a Scientologist!
All this my son knew (well, I found out the Scientology part after verifying his Albinism. I thought my son was kidding when he told me so I looked it up).
Music has always been one of his favorite interests, so I shouldn't have been surprised. But I am frequently surprised at these things that pop up to show me just how great, and fast, my children are growing up.
They are growing up so fast, and becoming very cool kids, people I love hanging out with, and people I am always learning something from. I am learning from them more now than they are learning from me it seems sometimes.
They go back to school this week, so I am cherishing these nights, when I sit at the laptop while they are in the living room. I love this new pastime of 'hey mom, play a song for us!' and I say 'what do you want to hear?' and they shock me with some great old songs.
I will miss them when they are at school, and have earlier bed times. Hopefully we can still get our music time, and that they will have loads of new stuff to teach me.