We had an eight-track player when I was a kid. With only a few 8-track cassette tapes to play in it. One of them was the soundtrack for The Sound of Music.
So it was with a great deal of nostalgia that I put the cd in my car player on the commute home tonight. I found myself singing with all the wholesome gusto of my ten-year-old self those classic tunes like Do-Re-Mi and Favorite Things.
In between songs a little voice piped up from the back, "More sawns?" Landon was with me and I could hear additions of "Do!" and "Ray!" being sung with such sweet, unsyncopated enthusiasm, I couldn't help but get caught up in a new wave of "Man-I-love-that-little-boy" : a sentence Bill and I pass back and forth like the baton of our shared parenthood.
A few of my favorite things?
It's a long, long list and Landon sparkles throughout.