THE NURSERY — The other day while driving in the car, my 6-year-old son insisted I play "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin. His 3-year old sister then screamed, "I love Led Zeppelin!"
It was a proud parent moment.
See, I figured I would introduce them to some great classic rock and made a playlist for them chock full of great bands — like the aforementioned Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Guns n' Roses, Metallica, Queen, Lynrd Skynrd and (of course) AC/DC. My daughter's profession of Led Zeppelin's awesomeness — and all three of my kids affinity and knowledge of songs like "Welcome to the Jungle," "Dream On" and "The Unforgiven" — makes me feel like I’m doing a good job as a dad when it came to the music education of my children.
Turns out, I'm a hack and can't hold a candle to this dad.
Meet baby Ryan. He's adorable, makes cute infant noises, and can rock out the AC/DC classic "Thunderstruck."
Well, he can rock it out with a little help from dad and some editing software.
Ryan's dad wrote that he recorded his son's baby noises for a year and then cut them together to make one incredible cover of the Aussie band's hit. I have to say, my foot got tapping and my grin grew wide as I realized what was happening. Then the bass kicked in and my this son and dad combo had my heart.
I need to step up my game when it comes to my kids and their love and knowledge of great rock. Thanks for the inspiration, dad, and keep up the good work.