Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Bruce Springsteen Tames the Beast!

When I was very young I desperately wanted that Rick Springfield album with "Jesse's Girl" on it for Christmas. Imagine my disappointment when I got Bruce Springsteen "Born in the U.S.A." instead. I was quite devastated. I think I was maybe 12 or 13 and had a huge crush on Rick Springfield. And hated Bruce Springsteen. The last names were too similar and my mother had forgotten to take my list. I was crushed. Oh well, I got over it. (Although I'm sure I've given my mom crap about it several times since).
Anyway, I was less than thrilled to find out that Bruce Springsteen was one of my hubby's faves. Luckily he only has the greatest hits CD and I do actually like the songs "Streets of Philadelphia" and "Secret Garden," so it has been on my tolerable list.
That is until we discovered it was a secret weapon. My husband had slid it into the CD changer at some point without my knowing it. We were on our way home from visiting with family almost 3 hours away, when about halfway home baby B became inconsolable. She'd been fed and changed and was still screaming her butt off. Until my husband, out of frustration, turned on the CD player and turned the volume up. It was the Bruce Springsteen Greatest Hits CD. About the second or third song into it she went to sleep. He said she liked the Boss. I thought it was a fluke. I took the CD out of the changer.
Last weekend, same thing - baby B became inconsolable on the way home. We've decided that she just doesn't like being in the car in the dark because she will be fine riding around during the day, but once it starts to get a little dark she starts the screaming fits. So anyway, she starts in not too long after we left and my husband pushes the CD #1 slot... and no Boss... luckily I at least left it in the car, so it only took a few minutes to get it back in the #1 slot... and once again 2 or 3 songs into it baby B was zonked out. Now I do not doubt the power of the Boss to calm a screaming infant. It worked like a charm again the next day (as we took trips on Sat and Sun this past weekend). It has made my will stay in the #1 slot in the changer for all of eternity list.

2 comments:

Nissa said...

Bruce Springsteen put me to sleep too... ;) Booorrrrring!

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