Luke got a new-to-him iPod for Christmas that he was really anxious to fill with music (I mean, who wouldn’t be?).
I’ve been pretty careful about lyrics since I knew Luke could repeat things at 18 months or so. It’s gotten to the point that if Ke$ha or the like comes on the radio, Jack Henry will immediately tell me to change the station!
Sidenote: I am married to someone who pays little attention to lyrics, but likes a good beat. Source of contention.
However, an iPod and music in Luke’s ear is new territory for us. I told him when he said he wanted one that I had veto power over all song selection, and he readily agreed to that.
What I didn’t think about, though, is the cover art on albums. I’ve rarely paid any attention to it. Until now. I don’t think my 10-year-old needs to see the cover of Maroon 5′s Hands All Over album. But, there are a few songs on the album that I would let him have.
So I googled how to remove cover art in iTunes, and guess what? It’s super easy. The instructions are here on e-how. I found that it only worked on individual songs and not the whole album, so it was a repetitive little job but really quick.
And worth it to me.
A friend with teenagers recently told me that one way she helps guide good choices in music/movies for her kids is to remind them that everything they see/hear goes into their brain and stays there forever…there’s no way to unsee it. So, you should choose carefully what you put in there!
I told her I was filing that wisdom away for a couple of years, and then already used it with Luke this week. I’m so not ready to have a teenager…