Friday, April 22, 2011

dinner music

One quiet Friday Jay, Milo and I visited the local Salvation Army. Jay has the better eye and he soon spotted some Disney records circa 1967 that had the most wonderful covers (and the Jiminy Cricket one above had never even been opened!). We debated for a moment whether Sadie would be interested in records or not, and then purchased six. Basically we figured she would enjoy them for about a week, and that a week of fun was worth the cost. Clearly we know nothing.

Both Sadie and Milo are addicted to these albums - and we're at least a month past that fateful day. Jay has an old Fisher Price record player (the full plastic deal with speakers built in) and it has been sitting on the kitchen table reliably playing an album during every meal...or any time we're in the kitchen. The house favourite is Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day: Sadie has every word memorized, Milo has learned to ask for "wiyo oooh oooh" and I can't stop humming Tigger's song.  We actually avoid Disney most of the time, but I find these recordings incredibly charming and I can't complain that the kids have forgotten all about TV during their vinyl addiction. I've figured out how to set the table around the player and I don't think I could tire of watching Sadie carefully place the needle down or Milo flipping through the gigantic pages inside the covers.

Oh yes, it was well worth the investment. Lesson most definitely learned.


lamb-things said... [Reply to comment]

I just love it, I don't know what else to say, except what a wonderful little family

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

This is also going on in our house. I bought Ruby a Fisher Price record player (I've since bought a second as insurance) and a glut of records about three years ago. She's slowed down on them a bit, but they've been going pretty non-stop since purchase. Henry's favourite is something called the Original Family Band and it seems to be about the rise and fall of Grover Cleavland. Our other favourite is called Tubby the Tuba. Beware, there is some racism lurking on some of these albums, but most of them are pretty awesome.

Steph said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh - Thank you for posting this! I still have all my records from childhood along with a little Electrohome record player (black bottom and white top with a red handle) that my brother and I used as kids. I spotted the records the other day and wondered if the Mogrunt was too young for them. I guess not!

Sascha said... [Reply to comment]

I had that record player. Lalalaloved that thing to death. I may need to peruse le Ebay for a replacement. I had a specific Disney compilation album that I listened to over and over. It had songs from some of the biggest movies of the early 70's. Oh how I could sing to that stuff.