Ep. 25 A Little Minute about Mothers

· "Little Blue" A Song for Lyla ·

May, 13, 2017

SONG: A Little Minute about Mothers and The Song, "Little Blue, for Lyla" on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast at aprileight.com

There is much to be said for my own dear Mother, and her name is Bonnie. I made a whole video about her for her birthday on my April Eight Songs & Stories YouTube Channel – you can check that out. Now my mom, Bonnie, was a teacher and she taught 5th grade for what seemed like a million years.

And everywhere we would go when I was little, big kids and teenagers and adults of all ages would come up to us when we were out and about and say, Mrs. Combs, YOU WERE MY FAVORITE TEACHER. Because yeah, my mom is super smart and knows how to make learning interesting and fun for everyone. Do you have a favorite teacher?  Another thing about my mother is that she collects great children’s books too, so if I’m turning out to be a story writer, well, I think she had something to do with it, don’t you?

Now I am a mother myself and the whole reason I turned into April Eight is because I was inspired by my own children, my two daughters whose names are Lyla and Mia.

I’m going to play a little song for you now that is a song I wrote for my sweet Lyla one day when things weren’t going very well for her. Do you ever have those days when you just feel sad? I’m pretty sure just about everyone does. It is okay, right? Everyone feels every sort of way at one time or another.

Sometimes we feel angry – everyone gets angry. Sometimes we feel grouchy – everyone gets grouchy. Sometimes we can’t stop giggling because everyone feels giggly. I love to giggle with my girls. But anyway, I wrote this song for my Lyla when she was little and feeling sad. Next week she graduates from high school. Moms out there, time FLIES!

Little Blue

by April Eight

Oh Little Blue,

We had a bad day

Didn’t we have a bad day,

Little Blue.

You know what they say,

The more you cry the more you cry

And you have such a lovely smile

And a wonderful way of being perfectly you

Shadows and delight

A star of wonder a lamb and a lion

Ooh hoo oh oh

My Little Blue.

And you will always be

Filled with pure light and energy

And when beauty brings a beast

You can tame it.

Oh Little Blue,

With all of the colors you could choose

Rosey cheeks, a carrot nose

Brown buckeyes and green that grows,

Golden racing stripes

And starry silver-dotted nights

And the peaceful white dove

‘Cause you know what they say,

All you need is love.

Love is all you need

And that’s why you’ve got me,

Little Blue.

And why I’ve got you,

My Little Blue.

So Happy Mother’s Day to all of you out there. Give your mom and extra squeeze. I’m certain she deserves it.

Fiddle Faddle Fee – that’s a little minute with me.

Come back next time and I’ll tell you a story right here on the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast.  April Eight has been cited as an expert by the Download on Podcasting. How fancy is that?

© 2017 April Eight “Little Blue” was written by April Eight, © 2012 all rights reserved.

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