Since we’re done with paperwork my new way to obsess about the baby is by reading books about adoption which alternatively reassure me and freak me out. But that’s normal, I guess. I mean one SHOULD be nervous about a huge life change. Most of them cover ages 0-18 so yesterday I was reading about teenagers. It said something about how teenagers often obsessively listen to a song they connect with over and over again and that it’s smart for parents to pay attention to the lyrics because they often reflect what a child feels inside. I would say this is true not just for kids but also for adults. When I was in my early 20s I loved the song Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. Looking back that makes so much sense; the 20s is a time of searching for your adult self. “When everything’s made to be broken, I just want you to know who I am.” It’s a little bit angsty which I of course love. When all of our first set of baby plans came crashing down I listened to New Kids on the Block constantly because it allowed me to return to a simpler place. A place where you just sing “Hanging Tough” and it solves your problems. Of course, now I just listen to the New Kids constantly because it’s just good common sense. Like French fries and TV.
Do you have favorite songs that soothe the soul?