What Fresh Hell Is This?

cdPeriodically I'll play kid-friendly songs on the PC for my four and one year olds. They have their favourites, but I'm always trying to expand their horizons. They seem to like The White Stripes "We're Going To Be Friends" and Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" and they've always liked Hot Hot Heat's "Goodnight Goodnight" and The Killers' "All These Things That I've Done", but recently I made the mistake of playing Aqua's "Barbie Girl" for Michelle. This was a huge miscalculation on my part and there's no undo button.

Every hour on the hour Michelle's likely to ask for the Barbie song. Because she's so darn cute and she asks so sweetly, I can't say no. I'll search iTunes for barbie and play that horribly annoying song. As soon as it's done, she's asking for more. There's only so much Aqua I can handle.

The pathetic thing is, while she's dancing and singing along, having a blast, the song almost starts to sound good. Almost.

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Almost? Oh, you poor soul. I'd mail you a set of earplugs if I had any.

August 10, 2006 @ 7:06 PM


When my kids when they were 3 & 4 years old we watched A Chipmunks Christmas everyday for 6-8 months to the point the vcr tape wouldn't play anymore. they cried for a few days & went to another tape. Barney. I bought a new copy & didn't tell them & it's still in it's original package. One of them will receive it for their wedding gift.

August 10, 2006 @ 8:09 PM

Mike Boon

The key word is "almost". It doesn't sound good, but I can almost block out the Aqua and only hear her singing and laughing. Almost.

August 10, 2006 @ 9:00 PM


I worked @ Mattel for 2 1/2 mos. in Dec./05 & on the Christmas party invitations we could request 3 songs (or up to 10 on the DJ's site) & I couldn't resist making "Barbie Girl" by Aqua one of my choices. The DJ didn't play it, but I thought it was a good joke.

August 11, 2006 @ 9:32 AM

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