Monday, January 26, 2009

Old soul?

We’ve always joked that Jack had an old soul. He never got consumed in all the kiddie stuff. Sure, he had his favorites… Teletubbies, Seseme Street and such but he always gravitated back to “older” things… Night Court, Smokey and the Bandit, Hogan’s Hero’s, AFV.

This isn’t any different with his music choices either. In fact, other than the CD that my mom used to play for him he’s never listened to “kiddie music”. His preferences: Elvis (top choice), E.L.O, Enya, the sound track to Oh Brother Where Art Thou, and he loves anything with a good beat that I find on the radio. He’s never turned down a Green Day song.

But is just really sunk in one day when I realized that he’s memorizing the lyrics to so many of his favorite songs! He knows ALL of the lyrics, and he’s 3 years old.

He knows ALL of the lyrics to:
"Can't help falling in love" (Elvis)
"You were always on my mind" (Elvis)
"A little less conversation" (Elvis)
"Good Luck Charm" (Elvis)
"Return To Sender" (Elvis)
"She's Not You" (Elvis)
"Way Down" (Elvis)
"It's now or never" (Elvis)
"Don't Bring Me Down" (E.L.O.)
"Roll Over Beethoven" (E.L.O.)
"You are my Sunshine" (Oh Brother Where art Thou soundtrack) - all the lyrics, not just the chorus!
"Down to the River and Pray" (Oh Brother Where art Thou soundtrack)
"I am a man of constant sorrow" (Oh Brother Where art Thou soundtrack)

And he’s so smart that when he hears a new song that he decides he likes he “teaches” himself the lyrics by repeating them after the line is finished. Makes for an interesting little echo in the car but I’m just so impressed with the way he’s taught himself to so that.

That’s my boy!
Oh, and as far as the love of Elvis goes… That’s Eric’s boy!

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