The Most Disappointing Words I Have Ever Heard My Son Say

Son: Could you turn off the music, please? It's kind of bothering me.

Me: Um, okay. Sure.

Son: It sounds kind of strange.

Me: Hmm. Okay. [Music is turned off by this point.]

Son: I just like fun music, not strange music.

[But strange music IS fun music!??]

This is what was playing when he said this:

Background: I had this playlist of Brazilian pop playing. I was cleaning the kitchen and making lunch, he was playing with LEGOS. He kept asking about the music. I thought he was interested in it. So then I shared some older Brazilian music, for context. Getz/Gilberto. Turns out I was just bugging the heck out of him, talking about Brazil and music and playing all this stuff.

 So sad.

My consolation, I think he might like Floridada. He was asking about it, at least. ("What this song is about?")

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