Since I’m easing back into blogging after a short hiatus (see Happy Anniversary) I’ve decided to participate in a blogging challenge!
My friend, Kate, at Did That Just Happen posted a 25 Day Song Challenge. I think this will be a great way for me to get back into blogging. I also think it will help me start opening up again. If you want to join let me know so I can pass your blog along!
Today is Day 01, a song that reminds you of your childhood. When I was a little girl we had an album (actual vinyl LP) called Elvis Sings to Children and Grown-Ups too. I don’t remember a lot about my childhood after the car accident (see Takin’ Care of Business, if you’re interested), but I do remember listening to this record with my mom.
I’m sure we sang along, we love to sing, and danced too – what’s a sing-a-long without dancing?The music was fun (it has a great version of “Old MacDonald” on it) and it’s Elvis. You can’t go wrong with Elvis (at least not according to Mike, he listens to Elvis Radio a lot, I mean, A LOT).
My favourite song was “(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear”. The only reason I can think of is because my teddy bear, a gift for my very first Christmas, was my beloved toy. I still have it. I still sleep with it. When the kids were younger and they would get sick they would ask to sleep with “Special Bear” as he became known. I told them he’s special because he’s filled with over 30 years of mommy love. So even if I wasn’t right beside them they still had lots of mommy love to get them through.
So here’s Elvis with Teddy Bear.