Ever have one of those moments where you realize something for the first time and it knocks you back a bit? It happened to me just last week. I was leaving a comment in my favorite forum and typed the words “and my oldest will be in High School next year”.
Boom! Writing those words and reading them back to myself was a shock to the system. In less than a year I’ll be parenting a High Schooler. It seems unreal.
The shock of that realization had me mentally backtracking to when she was a baby. She always loved music but there was one particular song that was her favorite. One soothing song that would silence the loudest of her cries.
Fortunately for my wife and I it wasn’t some silly song about a dinosaur, fruit salad, or wheels on a bus. It was catchy song by an actual mainstream musician. One who had had hit records and songs on the radio.
So, what song was it that calmed my daughter and didn’t annoy my wife and I? It’s one about a stuffed bear. The song was Return To Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins.
What song do you remember calming your kids or grandkids down?”What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. ― A.A. Milne Click To Tweet