Reflecting on Father’s Day, I thought I’d share one of my most guilty pleasures…
There are not many songs that I don’t know the words to. Maybe it’s from being in show choir in high school? (NERD! But, I swear all of the cool kids did it!) This trait frustrated me to no end when I was in school and studying…”Why can I recite every word to ‘Whoomp there it is’ but I can’t remember this &*%( formula”? Don’t even get me started on show tunes! But I digress…
Kyle is a man of many talents but to say music is not Kyle’s strong suit is a huge understatement. He will attempt to sing me a song 10 times to see if I have heard it before and we usually have to resort to iTunes before I realize what he is singing. At this point I am usually rolling the ground laughing. My favorite thing is to try to sing the song back to him the way he sang it to me. He doesn’t think that’s as funny as I do! Not only is he tone deaf (sorry babe!) but, in his own words “I just listen to the music, I don’t pay attention to what they are saying!” He is always asking me what songs mean.
When we put Cooper down at night, we read him books and sing him a song or two. One of my favorite things is to listen on the monitor to Kyle putting Cooper down. Kyle’s version of the singing portion includes the Aggie War Hymn, which I fully expected, and the sweetest George Strait song ever, which came out of left field. Kyle sometimes forgets a verse or confuses the lyrics but the chorus, and the message, is always the same:
Let me tell you a secret, about a father’s love
A secret that my daddy said was just between us
He said daddies don’t just love their children every now and then
It's a love without end, amen.
Full lyrics here: