Day 29: A song from your childhood
Although I can come up with a million and one songs from my teen years, I really can't think of many songs from my childhood. I grew up listening to country music with my parents, and I remember a lot of talk radio in the car. I don't think I really discovered music on my own until I was about 13 or 14.
This is a huge difference compared to my own children. Andrea is really into a variety of music, probably because it is so easy to explore with YouTube and other internet sources. It doesn't hurt that my husband loves to share music with the girls. I don't share his taste, so I'm glad he has someone to listen with.
There is one song from my childhood that I will never forget. On the day of my birthday party the year I turned 10 I was in the kitchen with my mom. My brother was in the living room watching TV. He got really excited because a zombie movie came on, and the zombies were dancing. He thought that was hilarious and called me in to see. Neither of us knew about music videos. This was the early 1980s and my parents refused to have cable television. My brother and I were slightly behind the times! (Just kidding, Mom.) It turned out we were watching the Michael Jackson video "Thriller."
I love this memory because it was a time my brother and I shared an experience together. That day was a great one. I'll never forget the watermelon shaped ice-cream cake that I had, either. Twenty seven years later I've outgrown any interest in Michael Jackson, so the above video hasn't been previewed. Please view at your own risk.