Teens, pre/almost teens and their idols!
I do know that repeated doings are common to kids but when I hear my almost pre teen collating his play list and my under-10 daughter adding her two pennies worth to it, I am reminded of my days how when I developed a liking for a certain artist, the tracks would be a part of my wake up routine. I would go all out with the music till the lyrics were learnt by heart and my pride in this almost swelled! The music would resonate in everyone ‘s ears much to their angst.
Now, when it’s time for our kids to engage in similar doings, the constant noise of popular tracks today almost deafens me! More so the loop playing! The peers too contribute to all and more and the spread deepens and broadens with every new track added to the playlists. Of course,silently it does feel nice that one is clued in to the new and trendy , but…! Here, the one happy positive is that the mutual relationship between the young ones and me surging northwards when we are in sync! It’s actually fun, at times, to be with the joneses and hum the tunes with them!!
Another seemingly topical craze amongst kids is to have their IDOLS!The hero worship is absolutely amazing! We’ve all had our walls adorned with WHAMS and Springsteens so now it’s their turn to be seeing their Ronaldos and Messis first thing as their eyes open up to a new day. Today, it’s crazy how this is supplemented by so much and chokingly more feed on these names, some ugly truths and some secrets which ought to be in closets! My two almost see stars and moons in their current idols – football stars and ponies ( my little pony series of toys) respectively. The holiday haircuts boast of this craze and it’s actually quite a task to keep up with their spirits and many a time, I know and they know it too , when this spirit veneers towards a fake and pretentious adherence to their soaring craze!
This age of innocence will soon give way to teenage angst and more challenging experiences.Till such time, am happy to visit HAVANA ( it’s actually the next destination in my mind) and listen to the new – age bands while watching RONALDO gulping his power drink in the huge blow up adorning my son’s cupboard!