Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I Believe the Children Are Our Future

My thoughts are scattered.  My house is scattered.  I am a bit scattered. Some of you are thinking to yourselves, what's new?  But the extremely high level of scattered-ness is new...well at least extremely rare.  It's like pre-wedding scattered-ness.  It's all good stuff happening, just a little nuts.  

So, it makes sense that I don't have the answers or deep thoughts for the kids.  Or really anyone right now.  Like when, at the end of a very long day, Lucy looked at me and asked, "What do you believe?"  I told her exactly what came into my mind.  "I believe that children are our future."

She looked at me with an interested face.  All day I had been trying to get the interested face look from my children.  And now, at bedtime, lyrics from a cheesy Whitney Houston song get it?  So forgive me, but I went on and on and on.

"I believe we should teach them well and let them lead the way."  She nodded in agreement to that one.
"Show them all the beauty they possess inside.  Give them a sense of pride to make it easier."

I skipped ahead and stood up for effect as I said proudly, "I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone's shadow.  If I fail, if I succeed, at least I live as I believe."

Lucy looked at me with a smile on her face, in awe.  And you better believe I didn't tell her it was a song I memorized when I was kid.  Or that the singer became kind of sad story and she didn't stay with Bobby Brown even though I really do think "Something In Common" was/is a great song.  

When life calms down, I will be better at answering questions, or at least try a little harder.  But for now I am going to depend on lyrics from old pop songs.  Admit it, the song is cheesy but sooooo good. Never forget, the greatest love of all is easy to achieve, learning to love yourself.  See? So  good.

In the meantime, the kids are having a grand adventure, as only kids can, with moving.  Even the packing.  The boxes are an exciting new climbing structure to baby Wade.

And just for fun, because some of you might not be familiar with this song....here you go, the classic Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston duet, "Something In Common."  I'm dropping it on you. (Kind of hard to watch because of the sad ending for them, but still a fun song.  I stand by that statement.)

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