Sophie is obsessed with Hullabaloo, a kids’ band that she calls “Hello Balloon.”
Whenever we get in the car, she wants to hear Hullabaloo. Not even their whole CD: just the first five songs, again and again. Whenever I play a CD at home, she wants it to be Hullabaloo. And whenever I turn on the computer, this is what she wants to see:
So I face every parent’s dilemma: do I feed this obsession, or starve it?
This morning she asked me to get down her ukulele so she could play along with Hullabaloo man. How could I not encourage that? So I looked up their next local concert (yes, they’re a local band), and took her to it. It was their new CD release party, in downtown San Diego, and while she was there she got a signed poster that is now going to be hanging above her bed.
I could conceivably take her to 3 Hullabaloo Concerts this week. But I don’t think I’m that obsessed, at least not yet. Still, I can’t get these songs out of my head.