When I was little, we had a bunch of cassette tapes with uplifting kids songs. We would listen to them and sing along about cleaning up, telling the truth, saying thank you, the value of work..etc. There was even a song about growing up to be a mother. That one is my favorite now, because remembering it makes me realize it was a little on the brainwashy side! It says “When I grow up, I want to be a mooooTHER, and raise a fam-il-y, 4 little 5 little 6 little babies of my own!”
6 BABIES?!??!? That kids song was trying to brainwash me into birthing 6 babies?! hahahahahaha. It makes me laugh so hard to think about little Reagan singing it with a smile on her face thinking 6 babies would be doable. No offense to any of you with a lot of babies, it just seems like more babies than I can keep my patience on. And that is my number one parenting rule, only as many babies as I can keep my cool with.
So, there were these tapes called The Safety Kids, and they had all kinds of songs about being safe. One was a song about remembering your phone number and I’ll never forget my phone number in Arlington, VA the rest of my life because of it. Prove it? 237-7383. The area code wasn’t part of the song, so you got me there.
Sidetracked again!! Blast!
Anyway, The Safety Kids had a tape about saying no to drugs. They had a song called Go For A Natural High. It talked about all the fun things you can do to get you high instead of drugs, like go on a roller coaster, work up a sweat, play ball…Unlike the song telling me to grow up and have 6 kids* this one has an awesome message. I will remember it sometimes and sing it when I’m being active or when I’m experiencing serous happiness.
“if you like dancing go out on the floor, and dance dance dance til you can’t anymore!”
So, here is Reagan going for a natural high on a trampoline in Atlanta. This is how I do a backflip! I mean, for me a backflip is something you do sideways, and you land on your head and have a sore neck the next day. For Jake, a backflip is something you do gracefully even though you are 7 feet tall. Even though we prefer different forms, we both get a natural high.
Here is how Piperjane gets a natural high. Actually, here is how Piperjane gives everyone else a natural high. By getting daddy swings. Look at this picture! Her little smile peeking through Jake’s arms, her little legs so happy they have to tangle themselves up into each other, her little hedgehog critter being tightly grasped in her little Pip-hand. Piper Jane, the natural doobie.
And if anyone is curious, I found a youtube of The Safety Kids! (song starts at 1 minute)
*I have a serious problem with a song telling everyone to have 6 babies. What if that song got into the wrong hands? What if I don’t have a job or what if I my mental stability is questionable or what if I didn’t have health insurance or I lived off of orange soda and cheetos? What would I do with all those babies then?