Sometimes, songs bring back special memories of happy times. Sometimes, songs become like life or vice versa. And sometimes they do both. Today I saw a video of Carl Perkin’s singing Blue Suede shoes and My Dad danced & sang as I closed my eyes.
“Well, it’s one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready now go cat go! But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes. Well, you can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes.” Blue Suede Shoes by Carl Perkins.
I can remember my Dad singing along with Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins as he danced around the house. I guess that is where I get my love for dancing around my house singing along to songs…happy memories of happy days. I hope one day, my boys will say the same about me and some of my favorite songs. It is funny how my life has become like one of my Dad’s favorite song lyrics…
One for the money – we are now a one income family. My role used to be as a participating bread winner… now it is more focused on the shrinking of expenses and living frugally.
Two for the show – we have two wonderful little boys who are showing us a new world through their eyes and experiences. Daily, I am amazed by the wonders in this world that I was taking for granted…just the other day Cole and I (with Will sleeping in the stroller) spent thirty minutes watching ants (or Annnts as Cole calls them) walking between stone pavers at the park. He was amazed by the ants as they traveled along the “ditches” between the pavers. Cole found so much joy in putting bits of twigs and rocks in the path and laughing when the ants got out of the ditch to walk around the road block and then got back in the ditch. When was the last time I watched ants and laughed? Usually I see them and scream ant spray … we have fire ants in Louisiana and my standard is kill them all upon site if they are red & fast.
Three to get ready—as the Mommy & Wife, I spend a lot of my time getting the boys and myself ready to go… whether it is the park, a stroller/wagon ride, to church, to mother’s day out, or to visit family. Getting everyone ready is a Mom job that I never told my mother thank you for… “Thanks Mom”… it is definitely an un-appreciated task.
Now Go cat go! – Going… that is all a Mom does these day… go to the store, go to the doctors, to Church, to Mother’s Day out, to the park, and finally to bed. So I can get up and go again tomorrow.
My life may be like the lyric but at least my Dad is still dancing & singing for me even if it is only when I close my eyes.