Because I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear about how I babysat more (and different) kids today (and changed 5! poopy diapers), here is another writing prompt.
What was your favorite song this year? Five years ago? Ten years ago? Twenty?
Let’s start in the past and go from there.
20 years ago I was 10 years old. And all I wanted to listen to was the oldies station. I knew all the words to all the songs. But my favorite was Rockin Robin. I know all the words still. It was the one song that I used to call the station to request the song. Sadly, there isn’t a really reliable oldies station in DC (or is there?) and I miss all those songs that I know all the words to.
10 years ago I was 20 years old. I had just gotten married and my favorite songs were all about L-O-V-E. And that year, I loved Praying for Daylight by Rascal Flatts. See, in 10 years, I went from oldies, to high school 90’s music, to rock, to country. Big changes, I know. But I love country music because it tells a story. And it reminds me of the oldies music, because they also told good stories.
5 years ago, I had just had Butterfly and I was deep into kiddie songs and lullabies. But mostly this song: In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride. Especially the last part of the song, about how happy she made me. And she has made me SO happy. I still cry over this song.