I’ve noticed quite a few people quoting his line about kids not needing alcohol to have fun. What he says is “when you went to jelly and ice-cream parties you didn’t need drink to enjoy yourself or to remove your inhibitions. In other words you were able to enjoy and cope with life without drinking alcohol. So why did you have that first drink?”
Good question Jason.
I took my boys to the kindy disco tonight and I can tell you that the pre-schoolers there were having a great time ! There were glow-sticks everywhere and flashing lights, Katy Perry was on the stereo mixed in with a bit of Gangham Style and Party Rock … the place was going off!
I’d like to be able to tell you I had a wild and crazy time myself and felt like a kid again but truth is it was bloody hot and crowded, my older boys were bored and moaning constantly, and I was tired myself and really just wanted to get home and have a cup of tea… but it did make me think.
Not just about kids being happy having fun with no thoughts of needing to brain-bend with liquid drugs. But about music.
I definitely think music is one of my go-to mood enhancers. I am an unashamed fan of cheesy pop music and use it when I need an emotional boost. You know what it’s like when you’re feeling sad and a sad song makes you cry. Listening to cheesy pop music can do the same thing in reverse, it lifts my mood – it’s that simple.
I’ve been on a Taylor Swift kick this week – loving her big time! Anyone got any more suggestions? What tunes makes you feel good? Do you put music into your day? And if not, why not…!
Love, Mrs D xxx