thank you

recently, i had a bizarre brain fart. i discovered the rockabye lullaby series of CDs. some brilliant person decided that people in our generation go insane over listening to children’s lullabye pap. so, instead, they’ve started covering songs by everyone from the Ramones to Green Day to Pink Floyd to Radiohead, adapting them into gentle nighttime treats. (although i will admit i was a bit creeped-out when i heard the lullabye version of Mother.)

i was always the mom who made mix CDs for her babies. next week, BC will do her book report on rock and roll stars she read about in a book; and with the CD playing that we burned together, she will proudly, among other things, tell her classmates that this is the song her mama sang to her every night, alternating between the joni mitchell version and the CNSY one. so i broke down and bought two CDs, one for BC (the Cure lullabyes) and one for jools (led zeppelin lullabyes).

so tonight, we broke open the zeppelin CD, me and my boy. stairway to heaven sounded so mournful as a lullabye, but he liked it. i started to sing along to it. eventually, he told me, “please stop singing, mama.” so i complied. we talked about his trip to the natural history museum and the scary moment when he saw a T-Rex fighting a triceratops. then, the song thank you came on, a zeppelin song i’ve always thought intensely beautiful.

“this song is called thank you,” i told jools. (we’re big on please and thank you in this house, and i thought it would make him laugh. which it did.)

“mama, will you sing some of it to me?” he asked. brave boy that he is. so i looked at my boy in the eyes, and i sang.

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.

When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.

thank you, little one, for giving this moment to me.

2 Responses to “thank you”

  1. Aw, this made me totally misty. *sniff*

  2. i’m big on misty these days. i think it’s because i’m sleep-deprived 😉

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