I Just Can't Get Enough
My parents LOVE good music and I think my love of a variety of music started with them. I can never listen to Carly Simon, Carol King or James Taylor without thinking of my mom. And then, not surprising, my dad was a huge Beatles Buff. At a very early age I could sing along to most of the NUMEROUS albums he had/has.
On family road trips, our soundtrack was extensive. Sesame Street sing-a-longs were ALWAYS a hit when we were younger. (“Let’s take a ride in an automobile” or Ernie’s version of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” were two of our favorites.) But then we’d move on to ANY Disney song…then to all the Beatles’ songs we could think of and THEN we moved passed all that to Don McClean’s “American Pie” which no road trip is complete without it. There are so many memories attached to all of those songs, it’s a wonder they even fit into my pea-brain.
I think now that I have kids, music is one of my favorite “traditions” I’ve carried on with my girls. Even on the shortest of trips to the store, there is ALWAYS music playing that we all sing along to. True, my collection now consist of more Hillary Duff, Kelly Clarkson any other Disney (or American Idol, I guess) prodigy than I thought possible, it is so much fun to sing along with those girls!!! (For those of you who were worried, I expose them to just as much Green Day, U2, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s Hits, Usher, Gwen Stefani, etc to balance out the Bubble Gum Pop. Abby, who’s 3, singing Green Day or Hubastank is PRICELESS.) I love the new memories I’m making with those girls as we blast the stereo, or dance around the living room having the time of our lives. I’d like to think that I’m starting the soundtrack for their young lives that, when they look back, it will be with much fondness like I do mine.
I really think music brings “it all” together. Music has always been a huge part of my life and continues to be. I would go so far as to say that it truly affects who I am because music fits into so many aspects of my life. (And that’s not even mentioning that “rock star” husband of mine!) You see, I love every minute of my life’s soundtrack and ALL the memories that go with it. Because when it comes right down to it, I have been so blessed in my life and the soundtrack to my life totally rocks and the good memories outweigh the bad. That’s something to dance about.