Daily Archives: February 23, 2008

A glimpse of motherhood

I spent the last week helping my bro & sis out with their new baby (Brandon).  Vincent is only 16 mos and they don’t live super close to a lot of relatives like Jasmine & Kaitlyn’s parents, so I figured they could use the help.
 
I witnessed first-hand how hard it is to be a parent.  I became addicted to taking an extra few minutes in the shower — the only time you’re really alone and you aren’t expected to react to a baby’s cry.  I felt the pride of teaching a young, impressionable, formative mind something new.  I gained the strength of unannoyed patience having to calm a tantruming baby, catching food being spit out, feeding babies that won’t eat, playing peek-a-boo over and over and over again, and rocking stubborn babies to slumber.  I experienced the heart-warming, room-brightening joy of bringing a smile to a baby’s face.
 
The brief glimpse I was privy to doesn’t begin to represent the wide spectrum of emotions and experiences it really means to be a parent.  It was enough though for me to know one thing:  I’m tired!

Tear Drops on my Guitar

 

Sung by: Taylor Swift

[Verse 1:]
Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see,
That I want and I’m needing, everything that we should be,
I’ll bet she’s beautiful, that girl he talks about,
And she’s got ev’rything that I have to live without…

Drew talks to me, I laugh ’cause it’s just so funny,
But I can’t even see anyone when he’s with me,
He says he’s so in love, he’s fin’lly got it right,
I wonder if he knows he’s all I think about at night…

[Chorus:]

He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only thing that keeps me wishin’ on a wishin’ star,
He’s the song in the car I keep singin’, don’t know why I do…

[Verse 1:]

Drew walks by me, can he tell that I can’t breathe?
And there he goes, so perfectly,
The kind of flawless I wish I could be,
[Teardrops On My Guitar lyrics on http://www.metrolyrics.com%5D

She better hold him tight, give him all her love
Look in those beautiful eyes and know she’s lucky ’cause…

[Chorus]
He’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only thing that keeps me wishin’ on a wishin’ star,
He’s the song in the car I keep singin’, don’t know why I do…

[Bridge:]
So I drive home alone, as I turn out the light,
I’ll put his picture down and maybe get some sleep tonight…

[Chorus]
Cause he’s the reason for the teardrops on my guitar,
The only one who’s got enough of me to break my heart,
He’s the song in the car I keep singing, don’t know why I do…

He’s the time taken up, but there’s never enough,
And he’s all that I need to fall into..

Drew looks at me, I fake a smile so he won’t see…