Day 5: A song that reminds you of someone
When I was 13 I had this huge crush on a boy named Michael Skinner. He was kinda of a smart ass but I thought it was totally cute. Cute enough that I did not notice his weak chin. This was probably the start of my weakness for guys that make me laugh. There have been a few in my life including my husband. Laughter can a long way, it can cancel out a weak chin. I would like to say this was a long time ago so I have no clue if he still has the weak chin.
When I finally told him I “liked” him he was headed off on Spring Break. We spent the entire night before he left on the phone. This was long before cell phones and I did not have a cordless. I remember being literally chained to the wall for 8 hours. He wrote me this cute little note on a barf bag while he was away. Of course by the time he came back I had moved on. A week when you are 13 is like 5 years. I discovered the older boy across the court-yard while he was away. We know how that ended. I eventually married him and birthed twins.
But before he left he played me this song. It is amazing how music holds a memory. This forever became my Michael Skinner song…