That’s right. Mama got a new pair of, no, wait. Mama got a new car (truck, really). It has satellite radio and we’ve already been sucked right into the world of millions of song options. Kids are learning all about 90s rap and hip-hop (and seeing a whole new side to mom!) So, there will be plenty of music mixes to come.
But, what to rename the Friday music mix?!? The Non-Mini-Van Mix? The post Mini-Van Mix? I definitely feel like cleaning out that van was the end of an era. Ten years of memories were wrapped up in that car. Baby’s first rides, family vacations and of course, packing up all that we owned and trekking across state lines to Reinvent-Family Style.
We jammed a lot in that vehicle. I’ll come up with some catchy title moving forward, but for now, here are the greatest hits of the Mini-Van.
Hey There Delilah, Plain White T’s: This song came out right when we were planning our move. The two older kids would sing it as loud as they could and I would cry and cry and cry in the front seat.
Anything from the Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson: I was so thankful for Jack Johnson at this time. Finally, some music that sounded like adult songs that my kids still tolerated.
Lori Berkner- I’m just now getting these songs out of my head.
Knee Deep: Zach Brown– We all know it. We all love it and year after year, it signals summer in the first two notes. After all, that van looked best coated in a fine layer of sand.
Our Song-Taylor Swift: The Girl learned every single word to this song as soon as she was old enough to talk and she sang it to anyone who would listen (including total strangers) it was on a loop in that van whether on the CD player or just from the backseat.
Give me Everything-Pitbull: Welcome to Jersey. Fist pump away.
My Life Would Suck Without You-Kelly Clarkson-After we moved and we had nothing but each other, this became our anthem. Many a kitchen and car dance party began and ended with this one. Kids loved the head-banging qualities and the fact that I allowed them to say suck-just this once.
One-Metallica: The amount of times I’ve made my kids sit in a hot car to listen to the end of this song might get me a call to CPS. But guess who understands the power of guitar and drums playing together? My kids do.
Proud of the House We Built– Brooks & Dunne: Because I am dammit. So, so proud.
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