So I had this whole (what I really thought) clever post about religion, or lack there of, however you might see it. It included a Youtube video of Mason Jennings and my very favorite, Jack Johnson singing 'I Love You and Buddha Too.' This is a little ditty I like to turn on the IPod when I am thinking my children need a little religion.
I'm gonna to tell you a secret though, they ask for it. Not only my two little angels, but their friends too. Every Wednesday night on the way to gymnastics (which I am the "to" carpool mom for, I get this as a request. The other big favorite is Bruises. I think they like that because it speaks of Handstands..... "I tried to do handstands for you. I tried to do headstands for you. But every time I fell on you. Every time I fell."
I don't think my amazing ten year old and her awesome friend understand the meaning of this little tune. I'm happy about that. Unfortunately at some point mother nature and father time will unfold the harsh realities of love. Lessons to be learned. Can't get out of it. All I can do is try to teach self confidence. I believe that to be my main job. Believe in yourself. So when they ask for both songs, I always play "I Love You and Buddha too," first. Hoping that it will play until we are almost there. Silly, right? I love hearing them sing it though. Naming all those different Gods, Jesus, Rama, Krisha, Buddha, the whole lot. And they ask me questions. I love love love explaining (way more than I like talking about the Swedes who make a colony where Wilmington Delaware is, who the hell cares about that?) that people all over the world pray to different Gods. That is doesn't matter what or who you believe in, as long as you believe in yourself. At least that's what I think. I've been known to be wrong though.
This went off track (as per usual) what I was really going to talk about was, what's the feeling on Box 'O Wine? I introduced a few friends to it this past weekend. I am a big fan. In fact, I think I am going to form some sort of group on Facebook called "Fans of Box O Wine" and see if I can get any joiners. Sue, Rachel, Lisa, Christina, Heather and now Jami and Kathy are you with me (Jen, I already know you're there, duh) And Mark, I think I know where you stand (right next to the kitchen counter :)) And let me add in, Meredith, I did do that fb blog thing today and Lula and Christy, I know you're fb junkies, what's one more group? And Rock, although I believed you to be above boxed wine. It would be my honor to have you co-chair with me. I just got this book called Tribes that talks about sites like Facebook and how people inherently want to be in groups, "tribes," if you will and the internet has eliminated geography as an obstacle. In simple(answer) terms, you could live in Amman and be in my Box O WIne tribe. Hell, I'll send you one. :)
Check out Sue's blog "What Got Me Going Today." She's way smart. I'm just sayin.