It’s a while since I did a Musical Monday post – sorry if you’ve missed them. I’ve been on a crazy writing jag and honestly I haven’t even listened to much music lately. I tend to listen to music in my car, but due to isolation and weeks of writing at home, I haven’t been in the car much so music hasn’t been on my mind much.
Last week, however, we drove our daughter back to university in Canberra. We’re very lucky Australia is (while not perfect by any strecth) doing better with COVID than a lot of places and the ACT (Australian Capital Territory) where her university is hasn’t had any cases for a while. Anyway, the point is we took a road trip and after 3 months of having her home our girl is back at college.
A few songs were played…in fact she put together a playlist entitled something like
“Songs to play in the car so mum doesn’t cry.”
Let me tell you that was so sweet of her because she is an absolute sweetheart – but people I cried several times. I could cry for Australia I’m so good at it, especially if I’m feeling sentimental!
Instead of that playlist – because I’m feeling nostalgic – I thought I’d share some songs that remind me of my daughter.
This song – I christened The Serial Killer song back when it came out – because who else collects hearts in a jar? We always have a laugh when we hear it in the car.
I love this song and I love a musical. I’m constantly disappointed people don’t break into song as they walk down the street – this is probably actually lucky for me – I can’t sing. Anyway, if there’s a musical I can go see then I’m in. I love Wicked and my girl and I have seen it together. (I have seen it without her as well because even though it’s hard to remember I did have a life before her – as she grows up and moves away I need to remind myself of that right? ).
I think everyone changes us – particularly our families.
Finally, this is a sweet song that gets me every time – about the dreams we have for our kids – by Kasey Chambers and Keith Urban. (My husband and I try to get tickets to see a concert at Taronga Zoo every summer and we were lucky enough to see Kasey Chambers there a couple of years back and it was fabulous)
Anyway this song sums up a lot about my journey as a parent as the mother of a miracle! (That line “even doctors can’t explain – that’s me and it reminds me to be grateful every time I hear it.)
Happy Musical Monday (I’ll be off having a litttle cry now).