This Shirt, #1080


Alarm blaring at 5:30 am on a Saturday morning — check!

Lights on and kids squinting their eyes open – check!

Realization that they have to be up for a big all school race in the park – check!

Big Mommy fail – not laying the clothes out before bedtime last night – check!

Uh oh — where’s the shirt!!??!!  The all important shirt that every kid in the school wears for the race?  The race has now begun INSIDE the house – through every hamper, in the dryer, tearing apart every shelf in all the bedrooms!  Where could it be?

Kids are brushing teeth, and child #1 is wearing last year’s shirt which is already two sizes too small.  One more chance – another quick surveillance of her bedroom.  Suddenly – in the back of the closet under a pile – THE shirt!  Saved!  Now time for the real race, but I’m still in my bathrobe and slippers.  I’m in last place, but there’s still a chance for the ones I love.  I cheer them along!

I shoo them out of the house all put together, and….

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I couldn’t be more proud!  Way to go family!  You made it…shirt and all!

My song of the day is one that I discovered just this morning.  “This Shirt” is by Mary Chapin Carpenter and is a really beautiful song.  Check it out, because an old shirt really can be very meaningful.


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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