Family Gem

It was family jamming session after dinner tonight. We started out singing Lost Boy in the closet, which was kind of strange but fun. I shared with the kids some tunes I’ve been enjoying lately: G Em Am D. I shared it with the kids, and they liked it too. I proposed we write a song together using this tune. Serena went to work immediately. I was surprised by how quickly she was able to come up with meaningful and lovely lyrics. Griffin helped by making sure the lyrics sounded good and climbing all over me and the guitar while I was playing. Here is the four lines we came up with tonight. Needless to say, I was beyond proud of my little munchkins.

Family Gem

G Em Am D

We are a family, in perfect harmony.

Our love is like a fire, that burns until the end.

Many things we can do, but only when together.

Tomorrow will be brighter, with the sun above the seas.

More to come.

Quarantine Day 5

Had a very emotional video call with the kids tonight. Before this quarantine, we sometimes sang songs together after dinner and while Anya’s at Oxygen. Tonight I figured I’d play the guitar and they would sing on the other end. It started out all good. I was just playing the guitar and the kids were goofing around. Serena likes the Lost Boy song by Ruth B. We started to sing that one. Just as we were getting into the chorus, Serena started crying, and then Griffin started crying, and then I started crying. It was an emotional moment for us. Then I tried to play something upbeat. It didn’t work. I eventually put the guitar away and made a few corny jokes with the kids. Then everyone was happy again.

Boy, am I looking forward to being done with this quarantine.