I’ve been a big Beatles fan ever since I was about 7 or 8 and my grandfather gave me my aunt’s old Beatles albums that she left at his house. These were the original vinyl records. I would take them in my basement and listen to them, thinking how cool the music was.
Then I gradually destroyed them. What did I know? I was a kid. [Kaz: mental note, remember this when you let your daughter play with stuff you care about]
Being a big Beatles fan, my daughter cannot help but get exposure to the Beatles. She currently sleeps with a giraffe based on John Lennon’s design (whom she calls ‘Arthur’). She had a mobile when she was a baby that played “Imagine”.
At night, we sing her Bealtes songs; “Yellow Submarine”, “Octopuses Garden”, “Strawberry Fields”, and one of my favorite to sing to her, “I Will”.
Lately, she’s been into singing along with kids’ songs. The other night, she began to sing along to “I Will” with me. It touched this old Beatles fan’s heart.
So, yesterday, we somehow got talking about a Beatles song (the exact song escapes me), and I asked her if she wanted to see pictures of the Beatles. She said, “Yes” and I got down a book from the shelf.
I opened a page and began explaining to her that the people in the pictures wrote the songs we sing. She looked at the pictures, and then said, “What’s that boring picture?”
I said, “You don’t want to look at this anymore, do you?” and she replied, “wanna look at something else. Want spiders!”
That’s when I realized she was hoping to see beetles.