The Sonia Show

Writer. Mocker. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Same song

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Yeah, so, mighty, mighty good boy Calvin really loves two songs off the “Cars” soundtrack, which means we’ve been listening to them in nonstop rotation for a few weeks now. It’s OK to be jealous.

OK, let’s backtrack a little. A few months ago, Calvin’s favorite song was “Better When I’m Dancing” from “Peanuts.”

We listened to it a lot. Now, his favorites are “Real Gone” by Sheryl Crow and “Life Is A Highway” by Rascal Flatts. I know, right? Sigh.

Every time we’re in the car with him he asks for it. He refers to the songs not by their titles, but by “Car Dance” and “Truck Dance,” respectively. We could say no, but who can say no to that face? Come on. I’m not made of stone, people.


Plus, he tries to sing along, which is awesome for an autistic boy who is working on his verbal skills, and he dances in his seat, which is just plain adorable.

This means we’re listening to the same two songs repeatedly. It’s not much different than watching the same movie or TV show over and over, which we also do – which all parents do.

Helpful tip for people without kids: Looking for a conversation topic for your friends with kids? Asking them about what show and/or movie their kids are watching. You’ll be amazed. Listen to your friends talk at length about the politics of “Thomas The Tank Engine” or the psychological issues of The Man With The Yellow Hat from “Curious George.” You’re welcome.

So anyway, we’ve listened to the same two songs so much that it’s gotten to the point where we measure time by the songs.

“How long did it take you to get to school?”

“About two Life Is A Highways.”

“Traffic was awful. It took us 10 Real Gones to get there.”

I can finally relate to all the parents who were complaining nonstop about “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” I get it now, you guys.


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

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