Today my son and I left the house at the same time, with him off to the bus stop and me off to work. As I pulled to the end of our street and watched him walk down there and turn and wave as he walked, I started thinking about times we used to have.
Last night he and I went to dinner because DH had to take a day trip to Louisiana to fix one of the machines he works on at his job, so the little guy and I went to dinner at Chili’s. He’s so entertaining at times, at other’s I could just wring his neck, but he’s his mom’s child for sure, not that I would but I could never deny him.
I compiled a playlist about a month ago for a contest on MommyTalk.com, a forum I am active in, and you should be too. I thought I would share with you some of the songs I enjoyed when I was in high school and at the beginning of my love of music…
There’s one more special song that holds a place for me that I had to go dig up the video for.
None other than Jack & Diane – although that song came out when I was three, my dad loved rock and roll and my mom loved country and they both loved music a lot (my mom impersonated Barbra Streisand at local clubs, she had the nose, I might actually contact her and see if she still has pics…) so I never new what era we were in because they always played what they loved regardless of when it was released.
One time it came on the radio and my older sister (who was just 18 at the time) told me while riding to school that the song reminded her of me and how she wishes she could have 16 back (I laugh about that conversation now) and hopes I enjoy it a lot more than she did.
The song has always been one that I crank up and it takes me back to the cruises around Joe Pool Lake I used to take in my CRX with my neighbor Joseph. He was my best friend back then, listened to my bitching (16 year old hormonal bitching) was such a decent guy and he never creeped me out, he was a year younger than me I think, but he was a really great friend to me.
I miss those times, music is like a vacation to me sometimes, I can put on something in particular and have a totally different outlook by the time the album is through. It’s remarkable the change it affects in me.
Do you get moved to music like that? And have memories in music? Any songs in the player that you love too? What’s your favorite memory from your teenage years?