Interesting how universal the tendency toward the lowest common denominator in aesthetics is. Athanasius (2 ½) invariably requests “toot toot jaaazz” if I ask him what music he wants to listen to. (He was also recently introduced to the Blues, and thinks that’s nifty, too). He can identify The Messiah, and loves the “hah-yu-ya” chorus, but this was quickly superceded by Louis Armstrong’s trumpet. So, we’ve had to limit jazz to Friday night (fun night), and continue to play higher-level classical music during the week. A two year old’s musical tastes need to be disciplined (trained) as much as his behavior. What he likes is not always what he needs. He would like to eat cookies all the time (and cookies are great) but we have to give him what nourishes him, both physically and aesthetically.