Today we had a drive-by birthday party for a fellow teacher. It was the first time ‘out’ except for occasional trips to the grocery store, which are somber and depressing. The masks and one-way lines and store monitors will one day be a stark reminder to future generations.
But, today was a breath of fresh air. Literally. The birthday party host played live music. People honked and cheered. His big farm sits atop a wide open hill with views for miles. A few people got out of their cars to wave and enjoy the music. I felt like Maria in the opening scene of “The Sound of Music.”
The host took my music request, “Baby Shark.” Anyone with little children knows this song! This was perfect for the birthday party guest of honor, my former fellow teacher. She remembered. She cried. She loved it. I ran around singing the song the way I do with my preschoolers.