As my oldest son slowly approaches adolescence and I begin to get a taste of the moodiness and angst that’s characteristic of teens, I’ve been having a recurring vision of coming home from work one day to hear the stereo in his bedroom cranked up, with one of two albums blasting through his closed door: Who’s Next or Dark Side of the Moon. If you’ve learned anything about me, you can probably guess which of the two albums I’d feel more comfortable hearing him blast to calm his worried, confused mind. You can probably guess why. But how ’bout you?
Put yourself in my hypothetical shoes: Would you feel more assured hearing one of these albums blasting from his bedroom over the other? Why?
Better yet…As a parent, have you ever walked into your house to hear your child blasting an album that either put at ease or troubled your parental instincts?
I look forward to your responses!