Caitlin has a new favorite song and it doesn’t involve the hokey pokey or scoopin’ up field mice and boppin’ them on the head. She’s in love with “Who Says You Can’t Go Home,” the duet between Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Bon Jovi. The hubby downloaded Sugarland’s album and burned it onto a CD and he and Caitlin listened to it in the car all weekend. Typically her musical taste leans toward the Wiggles, which is the one and only concert she’s been to. This first hint at her liking mama and daddy music was one of those moments that’s not easily pegged for scrapbooking (Do they make “My First Air Guitar Session” stickers?) but is something I don’t want to forget. As soon as they got home Sunday from an afternoon at the children’s science museum she wanted to see the video. We found it online and Caitlin had to watch it over and over and over again with our computer speakers cranked. She danced and sang her heart out.
When she was still small enough to eat meals in the highchair, I would sometimes play bluegrass for her and she’d go crazy. She also loved to jam to Sweet Home Alabama. When she was 2 we captured her on video running back and forth as fast as she could to U2’s Vertigo. And during this year’s Super Bowl halftime, she was completely mesmerized by Mick Jagger. We do live in Music City USA so maybe she has a future on stage. Bon Jovi’s Never Say Goodbye was the theme for our prom in 1987 and nearly two decades later my 3-year-old is listening to them. I’m just glad she doesn’t know what big hair is.