We were walking the aisles of our local grocery store, just me and my boys and a mini-shopping cart. We laughed while we searched for free samples while the radio echoed above us-- a song I didn't know. I had my lovely fashionable yellow scout shirt on, and my son had on his khaki one, which has blossomed with awards over the last few years. He is getting so tall I can comfortably rest an arm on his shoulders. With one arm around him (while he pushed the cart), and the other holding my squishable baby, I felt so great. It was the end of a long few days, culminating in an urgent care/pizza night/rush off-to-pack-meeting evening. I finally had antibiotics in my hand (again!) so my sweet baby can get over another ear infection (third in three months). We laughed when we struck out on the pizza samples (darn), and I was suddenly possessed with the urge to twirl my boys around for a minute. My ten year old, who is getting to the embarrassed stage, laughed and didn't seem embarrassed. My baby's hair fluttered in the fake wind, his head tipped back, his little smile revealing tiny white baby teeth.
And it got me thinking about songs that make me feel positive about my kids or songs that help them feel my love or belief in them. I'm not up on the latest music, so these are just a few I can think of:
1) You'll Be in My Heart (Phil Collins) from Tarzan -- this is my new favorite
2) Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars) - alone with him in the aisle, held my baby close and danced to this one in the grocery store when he was only two weeks old, trying to freeze time
3) Baby Mine (from the CD Baby Mine)
4) Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) from the same CD (see here for a video that makes me cry!)
In light of my positive words time coming to a close soon, too quickly, I'm starting a new resolution-- I've wanted to do it forever, and I'm tired of waiting! :) I'm going to start singing to my children each night before bed. I've already asked my hubby for extra help. I don't think I can sing to each child every night, so I'm going to start with one per night, with a little short (5 min) chat afterward. I hope this will help convey to them how much I love them.
I would love to add more to my positive words song playlist! I'm sure you have some great suggestions! Tell me.