Expanding Her Horizons

I’ve written about Kaitlyn and her musical tastes a few times before.  Basically, because we primarily listen to country music in our house, she is a fan of country music.  With one or two exceptions, we let her listen to whatever artist she wants to (it helps that she likes the same ones we do).

It did catch me by surprise recently when she revealed to me that she was a fan of Garth Brooks, and it surprised me even more when she sang along to some of his older songs in the car.

AerosmithThe other day, we were sitting in the drop off line at school, and I was flipping through the channels on the radio (I cannot stand listening to DJs talk more than introducing the next song) when I stopped on an Aerosmith song.  I figured I would be the only one actually enjoying the song.  I was wrong.  Kaitlyn got really excited about an Aerosmith song on the radio.  Interesting.  I thought for sure she was just humoring me.

Until today.  Same deal, flipping through the channels, searching for something worth listening to, when I stopped on an Aerosmith song.  “Yes!” Kaitlyn exclaimed.  Time to get to the bottom of this.

To say that Aerosmith is an acquired taste might be an understatement.  While I enjoy their music (most of it), most people can either take them or leave them.  And for an 8 year old to even show the least interest in them is not something that I expected.  It turns out that Kaitlyn doesn’t like Aerosmith solely for their musical stylings, although that is part of it.  Most of why she likes hearing them is that she really (and I mean really) wants to take a trip to Hollywood Studios soon so she can ride the “Rockin’ Rollercoaster,” which features their songs.  Makes sense, I guess.  I am not going to be the one to tell her that she can ride that ride without first knowing anything about the band or their music.  Nope, I am going to let her expand her musical tastes and go from there.


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