Friday, March 13, 2009

The CD player

I didn't mean to let a whole week without a post go by. Gah! A week in the online world is like a month in the real world. Sorry, y'all. I'll do better. I've been snowed under with some freelance projects, but I'm slowly digging myself out.

In the meantime, the most interesting news about Prince William is his newfound addiction to the CD player in his bedroom. I'm about to just suck it up and spend some money to get him a kiddie CD player so he won't destroy the clock-CD player that's in his room right now.

It sort of amuses me and makes me feel old at the same time to think that whatever CD player I buy will be the equivalent of the little red and white record player (yes, I am that old) that I had as a small child. But instead of listening to Disney books on records with the little chime that tells you to turn the page, he's all into hip-kid music like They Might Be Giants. Well, and since he's still his father's son, the Star Wars soundtrack. I wonde whatever happened to that old record player I had. I remember listening to "Sleeping Beauty" (yes, really) and "101 Dalmatians" and a whole bunch of others on it. Later, Mom and Daddy upgraded and bought me a bright red Panasonic tape player that ground out a lifetime's worth of Cyndi Lauper and Michael Jackson songs. Ah, the '80s.

So if anyone's bought a super-indestructible CD player recently, please let me know the details. We need one ASAP.


Amy said...

For whatever it's worth, everyone I know who has a toddler cd player has a broken one. I was also contemplating one and someone recommended a very inexpensive, low-on-buttons mp3 player (e.g. the Sansa Shaker) with one of these ( instead. Seems like a solid plan; no moving parts!

Jennifer Larson said...

That's an idea I hadn't even considered! I'll run it by David. Of course, the problem would be that William can work a CD player by himself, but I don't know if he could use an mp3 player without help...