Some of my GRANDkiddo’s are local and some live (too)far away. When the out-of-towners moved from here to there, I wanted to send my heart. Well, truth be told, they took part of my heart. But anyway. . . I wanted to send something for the long, long drive to their new home. So I made a mix. I put together a CD for their listening pleasure.
It was a labor of love. They were quite young and I had hung out with them enough to know what they liked. And I knew what I liked. Attempting to not be so sappy and sentimental (not easy), I compiled a list and it was a sweet time putting it together.
Here is my list of that first CD and the reasons behind my song choices:
1. He’s God the Whole World in His Hands – a favorite from my youth
2. Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore – a favorite from my youth
3. Little Boy Blue – my nickname for my grandson
4. New Doxology – my grandson learned in preschool
5. The Duck Song – fun addictive song (be sure to click on this at the bottom; you’ll enjoy!!)
6. The Lord is Good to Me – Johnny Appleseed song my grandson learned in preschool
7. Three Little Fishies – my dad taught to me when I was a kid
8. You Are My Sunshine – reminded me of my granddaughter
9. Zip-A-Dee-Doo–Dah – fun song from my youth
10. I Hope You Dance – my dreams for my grandchildren
11. It is Well With My Soul – my all-time favorite hymn
12. My Favorite Things – from my favorite movie
13. Lazy Day – another fav from my teen years
14. I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing – oldie, fun song
15. Put Your Hand in the Hand – another from my youth
16. Dedicated to the One I Love – ok ONE sappy sentimental (my heart showing) 🙂
17. Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) – oldie but goodie (Doris Day – oh my!)
The effort was received well and how fun to visit them a few months after the big move and hear those well-loved little kiddos singing these special songs (and hearing the parents chiming in! 🙂 )
Now the kiddos are requesting certain songs for future CDs. Fun!!!
This is a project that certainly doesn’t need to be saved for a big move. Families are in and out of the car all the time. It’s a nice change of pace for the parents – especially if they have some input as to what they would like to listen to. It is a good way to encourage the songs the kiddos learn in Sunday School or wherever. I’m getting ready to make a mix for my local GRANDkiddos and they will definitely have a say in the content! 🙂