Does your kid have "a song"?

Filed under: Toddlers Preschoolers, Preschoolers, Development/Milestones: Babies, That's Entertainment

I'm not totally sure when it happened, but my son has an anthem. I think my sister played it for him in her car over a year ago. It was an attempt to distract him from the fact that I wasn't with him and somehow the beat caught his attention. Now my three-year-old is obsessed with Queen's "We Will Rock You."

As soon as you start the "din-din-cha, din-din-cha" beat he gets this angry rock face. It's hard to suppress your giggles. He knows the words. He screams, "You got mud on your face, you big disgrace..." with such attitude, its scary. (OK, it's more cute than scary.) He has this need to do this jerky jumping movement he calls dancing. As the song winds down, he plays such a fierce air guitar that you fear his arm will fall off.

The other day, our 11-year-old niece began to sing the song for Nate. "NO!" came the little tyrant's voice. "Stop it Becky! That's not your song. That's my song! You can't sing it." It caught us all off guard. We didn't realize he'd become downright possessive over the song. In his mind, the song is just like a toy or a favourite cup. It brings him so much joy that it's hard for him to share it with anyone else.

What about your kid? Does he/she have an anthem?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.