The songs are catchy and make me smile. Do I find myself singing them while cleaning the kitchen during a Sheriff nap? Certainly, although these days you find the playlist in my head almost always stuck on "They're two, they're four, they're six, they're eight. Shunting trucks and hauling freight...." Anyone have a guess as to what we've been watching?
I better learn what "shunting trucks" is before W is old enough to talk in sentences and thus ask questions.
Back to Laurie and lessons.
#1. Taking on the world at sprinting speeds can be lots of fun, but really, you miss the sweetness life has to offer. Slow down. Just slow down.
#2. Baby/Toddler/Child/Teenage years are going to fly. Remember that whole "take it slow" message above? She meant it. So be right there, present, in the moment because one day, yes one day, we'll be so much more, but right now, enjoy the age and the stage.
#3. With words like, "When you're in my heart, you're in my family," and "when I'm in your heart, I'm in your family." this song makes me smile. It defines family perfectly for me. There are friends I hold in my heart as family. There are family members I don't see as often as I should, but they are in my heart, and they are my family.
#4. Balance Beam -- I don't have a great vid for this one, but the song has a sweet tune and is a nice reminder that in balancing our lives we can get back up and try again, "one foot, other foot, in a row" and find yourself back on track. I need that reminder. I do.
#5. I've got to get to Brazil. Apparently the waves, wind, and rain whisper in your ear. Sounds promising.
And for the cherry on top, in this song, to do the samba, "you just move your feet." That's it. No lessons required. Perfect.
If you've got any kid jams I need to know besides the classics, you better pass them on. Hook a momma up!