I am sometimes an emotional mess. Certain movies, tv shows and sometimes even soaps can bring a tear to my eye and lump to my throat. I often get a bit choked up when I hear live music especially when I am with my kids and they are enjoying themselves so much. The hip wiggle and jaw tapping that Aidan does when he is really enjoying music makes  my heart skip a beat. Looking at the smile that Quinlan has while he is trying to copy the dancers around him, and when he is singing along gives me a pleasantly squeezy feeling in my stomach. Hearing both of my boys sing O Canada with the crowd at the Remembrance day ceremony moved me to tears.

I never used to be this way. Don’t get me wrong I have always loved music and making music, but it didn’t affect me the way it does now. I have always been one to be emotional about movies. I always cry at the same spot in Boys on the Side, a highly underrated movie in my opinion, but I wasn’t one to feel like crying because an audience is singing White Christmas. Aidan and Quinlan have changed me. Just wait to see what a mess I will be when Quinlan sings with his preschool class on the 15. It is a good thing I don’t wear eye makeup.

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