Wednesday, November 28, 2007

A New Appreciation

I have never been a fan of country music. Actually, I was always one of those people that really disliked country music. But, this year, my 9 yr. old son is getting an Ipod shuffle from Santa. I wanted to go ahead and put some songs on it for him so he could listen to it as soon as he gets it from under the tree. Now, he is a huge country music lover. It cracks me up! He seems to know every word to every country song that comes on the radio. Seriously, I don't know when he listens to this stuff, but, he knows it all. And, boy, does he love to sing. It's really pretty darn cute. So, I started trying to put the radio on country stations while we are in the car, just to get an idea of which songs are his favorites. I've spent several hours now, loading his Ipod. I have to say, I'm really starting to dig some of these songs. I think I may even be LOVING some of these songs (especially Sara Evans). Why is it though, that so many of the country songs make me cry. I'm a total sap I guess, because I have been brought to tears listening to more than a couple. Songs that probably aren't even supposed to be sad. I must be hormonal or something, I cried the other night too, when we watched a DVD (Spiderman 3 - it was definately my favorite of all the Spiderman movies). We had a family movie night. We all gathered around the fire, made popcorn, and watched the movie. And, here I am, crying at the end of Spiderman 3. My family probably thinks I've lost it. Oh well. Back to the country music story. DS is also getting a brand new "real" guitar and guitar lessons for Christmas. He has no idea, but will totally flip out. Well, I am off for now to do laundry. My laundry piles just don't seem to be getting any smaller, no matter how many loads I do EVERY day. Have a nice evening.

~K

7 comments:

Pina said...

I had to smile at this one. When I was a little girl I loved country music. Just the other day I heard a song I used to listen to on the radio and I remembered those past days. Funny, but I still like it. :)

Bren said...

My Dad always listened to country music but I never liked it until lately, it just seems to grow on you. Some songs from the old artists brings me to tears (Patsy Cline and Hank Williams Sr not jr.)
Patsy was the first crossover artist that went from country to pop, I believe.
I love the name of your blog, alas 3 lads.....so cute.
:) Bren

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Oh I love country music. Hooray for your son! And hooray for you for liking (loving) it now, too. Sara Evans happens to be a friend of mine. We met while we were both throwing up in the bathroom at a concert in Virginia. (life is funnier than fiction, huh?) And.... I might be able to get my hands on a couple of autographed CD's..... a great stocking stuffer for your son, and one for you if you'd like.

Vallen said...

ike you I would never have thought I liked country music, but I do. I like old time country and alot of new stuff. There was a period there in the middle that was hard to get into. My favorites are the Dixie Chicks but I'm learning about new favorites all the time.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Kari, Funny, when my grown daughter was little, she went through an opera phase...we were in our rock and roll phase at the time. It drove us crazy, and then I started to like what she was listening to. We can learn so much from our kids. Susan

Lisa@Take90West said...

That boy of yours sounds like he has some pretty good taste!

It can be funny when the kids belt out the country songs, but one time my daughter started singing "I Love This Bar, it's my kind of place..." while we were at a restaurant and people were really staring at us. She was five and it was embarrassing! But cute. :)

Kari said...

I used to LOVE country music until way back in 1996 when my husband volunteered for a 40 day deployment to the middle east. I have no idea why it affected me so badly...normally I was very happy and proud when he volunteered for stuff but that one time just sent me over the edge. I stopped listening to country music during that 40 days and never really enjoyed it again. I figure it's probably my warped subconscious thumbing its nose at my husband because he's such a fan of country music. Or maybe I'm just still ticked off that he left me at home with 4 kids and I refuse to get over it! lol I'm learning to be more tolerant, though. My granddaughter loves it and hearing her sing "I'm a red-neck woman" at the age of 7 just cracks me up.