On a good day, parenting will test the integrity of your character. On a bad day, parenting will test your will to live. Parenting children with trauma histories will cause you to test the integrity of everything and everyone you thought you knew, for the rest of your life.
~J. Skrobisz

Friday, October 7, 2011

Anyone for Tennis? Wouldn't that be nice?

This song popped into my head this morning.  Just *POP* and I was singing:
when you're there I sleep lengthwise and when you're gone I sleep diagonal in my bed

Then of course I got snooping around on you.tube because I had thought the song was by Cream. 
[aside] did you know Clapton got his start as a member of Cream?  Searching hopelessly for "Lengthwise" amongst the Cream music, I stumbled on all my old favorites like this one:

or this one:

or this one:

Ah heck, who am I kidding.  This one is the best:

So I listened fruitlessly but with delight, remembering my college days and my introduction to so much amazing music and how fun and carefree those times.  Following my stream of consciousness, I chuckled at myself because mostly, I only like British artists, still do. And how AB likes it too, loves Cold.play.  Then I recalled that the new Cold.play CD is coming out and I want it for my birthday but I'll have to burn a copy for AB and *OH YEAH!* It occurred to me that one of the girls in my college dorm had introduced me to Cream, dubbed a cassette for me so I left the laptop, still playing "White Room" to go rifling through my old cassettes.  They've been picked over because AB is enthralled with that archaic form of entertainment and dagnabbit, what has that boy done with my Cream tape?! So I dashed off to his room to rifle through his hoarded stash, tsking that he has "adopted" so much of my old music, now happily and lovingly showcased on his bedstand bookshelf.  And there was my Cream tape, right next to my XY Cold.play CD the little terd, I wondered where that was! I yanked the Cream tape and read through the list of songs, sure I'd find "Lengthwise" because that dorm college pal had put it on that tape and VOILA! it was at the end and ... it was labeled as PHISH *bells ringing in my head/lightbulb flashes* Oh yeah, I forgot about that!

I returned to the laptop and you.tube, hit search PHISH - lengthwise and ... bliss (FYI - NOT a UK band)

I love music.  The Dad walked in to the den as I began typing this post.  "What do you want for your birthday?" 

I smiled.  That question is easy.  "The new Cold.play CD but I think it comes out the week after my birthday so I'll have to wait."  And I'll need a blank CD to burn a copy for AB

Heck, since this is a stream of consciousness post, I might as well continue.  My birthday is next Sunday and I have volunteered to sacrifice my special day by doing a family session at the hospital followed by a birthday celebration in one of the therapy rooms.  Bringing AB and WG and having ice cream cake (no gluten).  It should be a rousing good time.  NOT.  Which is the point.  I want the hospital to see Sissy's behaviors, the behaviors WE see, in all of our quasi family glory complete with a road-weary stimming AB and a happy, excited, energetic WG all while we celebrate MOM.

Me thinks it's time to switch to something a little harder:
Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Incidentally, Black Sabbath is another UK group and they are releasing a new album soon as well.  But it's not all weird, psychedelic or hardcore. I'll leave you with this one:  arguably the most beautiful lullaby ever, (and yes, I played it for my kids when they were babies, how could I not?)

Black Sabbath - Fluff

1 comment:

Becky said...

Oh yes - I am anxious to hear about this lil birthday party and crossing fingers for you that perspectives change! ;-)

Btw, I think you should take either the day before or the day after as a day for yourself seeing you will be so busy the day of ... and last but not least - happy birthday :-)