Monday, March 26, 2007

Manic Monday - Spring


Okay, this is going to be a slightly different take on things. Morgen’s Manic Monday word for this week is Spring.

Some people may think of flowers blooming now that it’s Spring. I’m usually not a big flower person, but my heart melted a little bit today when Eli came running in from the backyard with a daffodil he had picked just for me. I have it in a champagne flute full of water sitting on the kitchen counter. Eli was also excited because there were two ants crawling on his shirt. Yeesh! I hate ants, but at least I didn’t scream.

The other morning I was fixing breakfast when I heard squeals of delight coming from my bedroom. I walked in to find my children jumping up and down on my bed like it was a trampoline. As they sprang up and down, I thought of how fun that looked. Unfortunately, that thought came in second to the fact that the springs on my bed were protesting. Little Georgia doesn’t do much damage, but Eli can jump like a mad man. I reminded them of the rule – we only get to jump on the bed when we go to a hotel.

My third thought of the word Spring takes me back about 23 years. In 1984, when I was 12 years old, and I begged my parents to let me go to my first concert. They finally gave in, and I went to Wichita with my friend Brooke, her 16-year-old sister and their mom (we were a wild bunch) to see Rick Springfield and Corey Hart in concert at the Kansas Coliseum. Rick Springfield was the headliner in case you weren’t sure.

It was amazing. We sat right by a speaker, and I couldn’t hear for three days after that. Yes, I lost my hearing at a Rick Springfield concert. But I still had a great time! I may even still have the T-shirt somewhere.

I tried to get tickets a few years ago when Mr. Springfield came to Kansas City. He’s still hot. Unfortunately, tickets sold out very quickly. Apparently, he’s still very popular.

So, I hope you will all enjoy this blast from the past. It was a toss up whether or not I should post I’ve Done Everything For You or Jessie’s Girl. Now that I think about it, I also could have gone with Love Somebody. Hmmm . . .





17 comments:

Crazy Working Mom said...

Great variety this week! :)
Loved all of your stories.
My favorite was the sweet flower story. Ants...YIKES!

Happy Monday.

Comedy + said...

Kids can do the neatest things, even jump up and down on our beds. We did it too! I almost always got caught too. You were lucky to get to go to a concert at age 12. Very lucky.

Travis said...

My sister had a bit of a crush on Rick Springfield.

Nice and diverse post for the theme today!

Imma ( Alice) said...

Wonderful stories. Thanks for sharing them with us.

The Freelance Cynic said...

Sorry. All springfield means to me 742 Evergreen Terrace.

Fun song though. Love the hairstyles

Macoosh said...

yay! i'm so excited that spring is here! it's been poking its head around dublin for a few weeks now, but we just changed our clocks this weekend and now with the sun out so long, it feels fantastic. :)

great post!

Gattina said...

Very nice song and I still can hear ! I hope for you that you won't get a spring in your back tonight !

Jamie said...

Those "mommy" moments are treasured. Because the jonquil (daffodil) is my birth flower, my son used to call them "mommy flowers" when he was little. Thos little somewhat grubby handed and slightly bent gifts are better than long stemmed roses.

Skittles said...

Boy does that song bring back memories!!!

I always dandelions in vases, too :)

LOL at only jumping on hotel beds!

Sadie said...

Hilarious. Rick Springfield. ;)

My first concert was supposed to be Cyndi Lauper, but she got laryngitis and canceled the day of the show. :(

A few months later I went to see Chicago. In hindsight, probably a better show altogether, but at the time? Not nearly as cool.

Desert Songbird said...

Rick Springfield - yum. Great choice.

My first concert was also when I was 12 years old, but then again, I'm much older than you are (sigh). It was the DeFranco Family - I KNOW you're too young to remember them, but I thought Tony DeFranco was a doll.

Natalie said...

There was a time when I too thought ants were cool, now they are super gross.

Robinson K. said...

Spring is definitely in the air. Everything feels fresh, and even music sounds fresh, as if it were made yesterday.

Sanni said...

Love it, Neila - especially the cute flower story and Rick Springfield... tripping down memory lane *sigh* - the video is no longer available on YouTube, but my brain cinema broadcasts it anyway =)

debalious said...

You always have the best monday posts - Rick SPRINGfield now he's a breath of fresh air and and still hot to boot

Sunrunner said...

Darn! The video won't play. Damn you YouTube!!!! Good post, Neila, especially about jumping on a hotel's bed! It goes right along with the post about your weekend trip. At least if you took a "vacation" in a hotel across town, the kids would have somewhere to jump off the excess energy...

skowt said...

Hi! Found your blog in a google alert for Rick Springfield! I'm still a fan and I recommend going to see him if you ever get the chance again. He's still out there performing and giving it his all.