Every year, friends have a White Elephant Christmas Party. It’s always very fun, and fun to see what burbles to the surface as White Elephant gifts. This year, Jeff opened a present that included two DVDs (Darby O’Gill and the Little People, Lost in Translation) and also a mix CD titled “My favorite songs of 2015, by Jane, age 7.”
I asked what the titles were, and Jeff read them, to a lot of jeering from other (male) party goers.
I got to choose after Jeff, and so I stole from him. I gave the two DVDs away, but kept the CD.
Matt and I listened to it in the car and I can say that Jane, age 7, and I don’t have the same taste in music. And both Matt and I were surprised at how many of the songs were about sex. I think Jane, age 16, will listen to this CD and be aghast at how much went over her head. But I love that Jane, age 7 has an opinion about what kind of music she likes. And that’s why I was happy to take home this CD.
Jane, age 7, by the way is the daughter of one of the other party guest. Her mother said the mix CD was a party favor for her birthday and also that there are favorite songs Mix CDs for Jane age 6, 5, and 4. Which is also pretty cool.