My gratitude came to me pretty early this morning. It was while running to the car to take baby girl to school drop off that it happened.
In amongst starting the car, putting our bags in the boot, and strongly encouraging her to “close the door,” I then sat down in the driver’s seat with a huff, and suddenly heard the all-too familiar notes…
“Is this the real life
Or is it just fantasy
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality…”
What? As if it was planned for my entrance. I checked the station. Queen playing on commercial radio? A 6 minute song on breakfast FM?
I looked back at baby girl in shock. We were both thinking the same thing.
We had just sang a birthday version of this song for my sister on the weekend. We had created it and revised the words, and made it all about her. In fact, as I started to drive, baby girl decided to belt out our version…
(Instead of “Mama, ooh ooh ooh)
”Aunty, we love you.”
Oh God, it was gorgeous. I drove to her school with the music blaring, original words interspersed with our own rhythmic creation.
“So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
Use your digital camera and leave me to smile!”
It was hilarious and put us on an immediate high for the day. Not only were we singing along to one of our favourite songs, but it was bringing back all the amazing memories of the weekend,
They even played the last words…
”Anyway the wind blows,” which is really –
“Happy birthday sister.”
Best start to the day.