We are NOT those parents who are applying to schools before our child is born.
We are NOT.
We are NOT those parents who are pushing our child to read by four months, to speak four languages by three. We are NOT.
We are NOT those parents who have already enrolled this unborn child in basketball camp. Or baseball camp. Or soccer camp. Or football camp.
We DID buy a babyplus system... We want him to self soothe, be active and alert at an early age... the fact that children who are exposed to the babyplus curriculum do read earlier and develop language skills early have nothing to do with it... swear. (the fact that a five month old fetus is on a curriculum is NOT strange. Seriously. Because we are NOT those parents.)
We ARE playing him a mix of Mozart, Beethoven (Ludwig Van!!!!), The Beatles, Miles Davis, Celtic Music, Django Reinhardt, Indonesian traditional music, and flamenco guitar... We have our bases covered. I really wanted to put together some Led Zepplin and Van Halen... but I was vetoed. Because we are definitely NOT those parents.
We've put this music together and purchased huge headphones to place on Angie's belly, not because of the benefits of music to a fetus' brain development but because we'd like to bond with the baby... I mean, it's something we do... sit around and listen to Beethoven and traditional Indonesian music... it's part of my Dutch-Indonesian heritage...
We are NOT those parents.