I looove… One Direction!
That is what my 8 year old daughter has been chanting for the past months. At the time I had no idea what or who they were. Nevertheless after endless plays of “What makes you beautiful”, I now know who Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are. My girls obsession is beyond me. They’ve started insisting on buying teen magazines that come with One Direction posters and biodata. They watch their video clips over and over again. Though I must admit they are quite cute!
Was I ever like this when I was 8? Maybe slightly older perhaps. Wait!, I remember being wildly crazy over Duran Duran, Wham!, Rick Astley, Michael Jackson, Bon Jovi and of course Madonna. I remember a time before MP3’s were born, we used to copy songs onto cassette tapes and proudly listen to them in our then-cool walkman. The tunes of “Wake me up before you go-go” and “Never gonna give you up” would be among the playlist. Of course, Madonna’s fashion trends were mine at the time. Pony tail tied to the side, flair mini’s with 3/4 tights. Oh yes, the good old days.
I do have to admit so long as the songs are of positive influence on my children, I am all for it.