Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The C Spot

We carry on the traditions of our parents and create new ones when we become parents. This is especially so at times of celebration such as Christmas and more recently Shrove Tuesday.

Mrs Domestic Goddess Inc and I created a new tradition. It revolved around a particular part of the now defunct Chris Evans drive time show, on a Friday Night. Each Friday he played a Sammy Davis Jr track called 'The Candyman'. For those unfamiliar to it's charms, it is a joyful track with fantastical and uplifting images, such as "who can take a rainbow, wrap it in a sigh. Soak it in the sun and make a groovy lemon pie."

Our 'tradition' involved dancing around holding Little Dude in a group hug formation and singing the lyrics at the top of our voices, well Little Dude just blabbers nonsense at the moment. This was a great way to set up the end of a working week and the beginning of the weekend. However, Chris Evans moved on, and although he still has the C Spot on a Friday morning, I have already left for work.

That has not stopped us though, using Spotify, we can now listen to The Candyman whenever we want and The C Spot has become a much more regular tradition than just Friday nights.

Brighten up your day, have a listen to The Candyman and see if it hits your C Spot.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Come to my arms, my beamish boy

Previously Mrs Domestic Goddess Inc was Mrs Forging-a-Career-Path PLC, and if a little dude came along, I was to be the one that stayed at home. Between then and now, due to and through tragedies, triumphs and epiphanies, things have reversed. Mrs DG Inc loves her new role, and because of it, I now have a new highlight of the day.

No matter what has happened in my day and whatever has happened in Little Dude's, it all drifts away when I arrive home. When he sees me he wiggles his legs, rocks up and down, then gives the biggest beaming smile I imagine I have ever seen. The warmth and happiness in that smile melts my heart. It also gives Mrs DG Inc's heart a lift as well, because it means her day shift is over. She can put her feet up and calmly survey the day's toy carnage, which resembles a crash landing of Santa's sled.

Little Dude's natural and welcoming smile is my leveller. My beamish boy grounds me and brings me to my senses, long may it continue.