One great pleasure of parenthood is introducing your chidlren to the music that you listened to as a kid. And sometimes when doing so you are delighted to learn the actual names and lyrics of songs that you thought you knew back when. This can provide great entertainment as in the following example.
Richard and I both grew up listening and dancing to the Beach Boys. Before our vacation he downloaded their greatest hits and we played them on the iPod on our way to Cascade.
Richard: “Put on Barbara Ann.”
Jo: “I didn’t know this was called Barbara Ann. That’s a weird name for a song like this.”
Richard (with puzzled expression): “That is what they are saying. ‘Barbara Ann.'”
Jo: (totally cracking up): “You mean they aren’t saying Bop-a-ram?”
Last Saturday I watched and listened as Richard sang along with the BB in falsetto while the boys did their best air guitar. It was classic. The kind of thing family home videos are made of. But I forgot to get out the camera.