I’m an eye girl. Some women are into bodies, some are into great hair, and some really love a great brain. Okay, so I like all these things, too, but they don’t always last. Even a great brain can have it’s moments – especially during a 2am feeding with a one-month-old. Eyes don’t really change, though. From infancy to elder care, they remain the same. They’re truly the window to the soul, revealing your mate’s true character.
Hubby has great eyes – very blue, and very bright. I fell in love with them the first night I met my future husband. Monkey has great eyes, too. They’re big and also blue – a mix between my dark blue, almost grey color and Hubby’s bright blue shade. While rocking Monkey during his last illness a week ago, looking into those big blue eyes, a great song by George Strait from my childhood came to mind, and I started singing the words to Monkey.
Monkey immediately recognized this lullaby as different from our old standbys, and his bright blue eyes locked onto my face for the entire tune. When I was done singing, he grabbed at my lips, meaning he wanted more singing (our own personal sign language). I started singing Landslide, at which point he decided he was no longer interested. Obviously, the old standbys have become boring for Monkey. They’re still great at bedtime, but I’ll admit I’ve getting pretty tired of them myself.
So I’m now on the search for new lullabies. I’ve identified a few that I think Monkey will like, but I haven’t yet memorized the lyrics (I only have so much file space upstairs, and most of it’s been taken hostage by science). Of course, I prefer songs that aren’t typical children’s tunes – Van Morrison is even on my list of candidates. Does anyone else have some suggestions?______________________________________________ Like what you’re reading? Click the banner to vote for my blog!