Popular Music, My Husband, My Son
November 23, 2015 2:00pm CST
My fourteen year old son said he prefers to ride with me in the car than with his dad. His dad usually doesn't listen to contemporary popular music and he tends to badmouth it to my son. Sometimes I wonder if my husband has forgotten what it is like to be a teenager. When you are a teenager, your music is such a part of who you are. And when your dad is bad-mouthing it, it essentially feels like he's bad-mouthing you. (at least, I think that is how my son feels) I've always been one of those people who likes a wide variety of music. I don't like all of my son's musical choices, but I do my best to tolerate them when we are together. In five years when he is no longer at home, I'm going to hear one of those songs and be transported back to the days he was with us. I bet it will bring a smile to my face. Kind of makes me sad for my husband, because he won't have that because he's been too busy wishing Liam had different taste in music.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
23 Nov 15
That is a good point you make, your husband is missing out on good opportunities to spend time with your son. I don't think something like musical taste should take us away from our kids. They are only children for a short time and it goes by very fast!
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23 Nov 15
Some kids are like that, our son used to enjoy be bopping to the music in the car with me, but wouldn't even consider changing it to his station if Dad was driving. And then, I have a friend, who is the same age as our son, he's my work son, and he's ridden with me, and when I turned on the hip hop station, he asked me to change it as the satellite radio plays it without radio edits and he thought that it was too vulgar for me to listen to. Two guys the very same age, both very different.