Press Play. Repeat as necessary

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?

Posted on August 28, 2009 and filed under Nothing to Do with Anything.