Great Soundtrack

My favourite time of the day is when the boys and I get in to the car after I pick them up from school.  After we have all run through our top ‘best bits’ of the day, we get to make our own soundtrack for the 40 minute journey home.  We each choose one song and then we pump up the volume and sing our little hearts out, as if no one was watching!    It’s such a fab release…. And I just laugh at how different the boys are… Willy perfectly in tune, in time and knowing all the words.  Tom more like me… just sings whatever comes out – which may or may not be the right note or word.


Our soundtrack tonight made me stop and take notice.


Tom is always up first and tonight he chose David Guetta’s ‘Titanium’!  I listen to the lyrics and have to smile… this is SO his soundtrack for his first year at a new school….


“raise your voice, sticks and stones may break my bones

I’m talking loud not saying much

I’m bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won’t fall
I am titanium”


Yes you are my love.  Yes you are.  And I am so seriously proud of you… You have held your head high, been so brave, recovered only recently from your broken leg and representing the fastest boy in your house and your year for the 1200m and then without breath going on to win your sprint heat and then overall.  Your bones are titanium!  You are titanium!  Strongest little boy ever…. (I did love cheese when I was pregnant with you!)


Next up Willy!  And it’s Olly Murs ‘Up’… pronounced in his very Yorkshire accent ‘Oop’.


‘Hold on to what you’re feeling
That feeling is the best thing
The best thing, alright’


This totally represents Willy at the moment.  He is so happy and bouncy and jolly – just like this tune… loving his new school, his new friends, loving the challenge and enjoying growing up and into his own strong character…


And I have to laugh at what I chose!  Paloma Faith – ‘Picking up the Pieces’…


‘Oh, I’m picking up the pieces
Of a broken heart
Who will save them?
Who will save them?
I’m picking up the pieces
Oh, I’m picking up the pieces
Somebody save me’


Rather melodramatic!  I am picking up the pieces and coming to terms with a new ‘normal’…. Life will never be the same without Mumbo… but I have to pick up the pieces and move on.  The only person to save me, is me!


The next song, which always features somewhere… Tom chooses ‘Fast Car’ by Jonas Blue, the remix of an old favourite of my by Gabrielle.  He is his Father’s son… and Grandfather.  This song will always remind me of this special time…


Willy by this time has zonked out, folded in two and snoring.


Tom pipes up from the back – ‘I’ll choose your song for you, Mum!’..


Want to guess what he choses?!


“You don’t gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
But you gotta put in work, work, work, work, work, work, work
You don’t gotta go to work, work, work, work, work, work, work
Let my body do the work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work
We can work from home, oh, oh, oh-oh
We can work from home, oh, oh, oh-oh

Yeah, we can work from home”


Yep – little man, I can!  And I will.. from now on!


Great soundtrack today boys…








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