Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Canon in D

Andrew has a crib soother in his bed. It looks like a fish aquarium, with water, and fish swimming and it plays music. The primary song it plays is Canon in D, but it has other classical music songs, as well as ocean and water sounds.

The soother has a big button on the front so that Andrew can turn it on and off himself. When he was itty bitty, we used to turn it on at bed time to help calm him down and get him ready for bed. Then, he discovered how to turn it on himself... and occasionally in the middle of the night, through the monitor we would here the sounds of Canon in D playing away in his room. Now, he mostly turns it on when he's settling down for bed.

Yesterday Andrew missed his late afternoon nap, so he had a really hard time going to sleep. I spent about 15 minutes in his room rocking him to sleep, listening to Canon in D in the background. Often when I hear his crib soother play that song... I think about Andrew all grown up, on his wedding day... his wife walking down the aisle to Cannon in D... the reception with all our family and friends... and the speech I'll give at the dinner. No doubt I'll be talking about these very moments and my memories of Baby Andrew listening to Canon in D in his crib.


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Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness Mama...such a wonderful thought! And what a story that would make at his wedding :)

Brakes and Gas said...

Well great! Now I have tears in my eyes! These moments are so special and passing way too quickly!