So last week’s excitement was the birthday party. This week – it’s the little girl’s first dance recital. And she is going to be a dancing duck!
I can’t wait. She’s going to be so flipping cute and of course – I’ll post a photo or two. How can I resist?
But up to that point, I’ve got quite the busy schedule. Today we have pictures so its full costume and makeup. Thursday is dress rehearsal –again, full costume and makeup. Then Saturday is the recital – and in between it all is soccer and baseball. Whew. I’m tired just typing it!
Anyway, so this morning I was listening to Kid Rock’s latest song, “All summer long”. I’ve got to tell you that I thought initially it was a little cheesy and commercial for the Kid; I love his music because it’s so gritty and raw usually and this one’s so…pop-ish. But, I really listened to the lyrics this a.m. and realized that I love it despite the fact that it’s so sing-songy. It’s literally the summer of 1989 for me! I wasn’t 17, I was 18 – but it was totally a great summer for my high school sweetheart and I – and seriously, whenever I hear “Sweet Home Alabama” or anything by Lynard Skynard or the Allman Brothers – I totally think back to that summer and how we all hung out at the park and Duffy’s house, cooking on the grill and just loving life.
While it wasn’t Northern Michigan, there was definitely a lot of the same thing going on in the North Shore of MA. And everytime I hear that song now, I’ll smile and think about those days. Because we had a lot of fun, and tons of laughs…and I wouldn’t have changed those times for anything in the world.