Michael’s Lullaby Song
I typically only blog on Thursdays, but I decided to write an extra blog this week. My son Michael prompted this, but to truly understand the full story I have to go back to when I was a young boy. I always remember my grandmother singing a soothing song as she would sit and rock my baby cousins to sleep. I had several younger cousins, so this was something I witness as a little boy and into young adulthood. When my son was born in 2007 I picked a song that I liked and thought was soothing enough, and I would sing that song to my little baby boy. That was our time together, father and baby son. Once he became a toddler I sang the song less and less, mainly because he lost interest. Michael is almost 5 now and just the other day we were sitting outside at TCBY. He was eating a bowl full of yogurt and toppings. Then totally out of the blue he looked at me and said “Daddy, can you sing me the sleepy-time song?” I looked at him and asked “The one I sang to you when you were a baby?”, and he said “Yes, that one.” I was surprised but very happy that he still remembered that song, so I complied. That song will always have a special meaning to me but I didn’t realize it also did for him, and for a brief moment my son and I shared something we hadn’t since he was a baby. The song is “And So It Goes” by Billy Joel.
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