I feel that last week was another beautiful week in our marriage. At present we have a lot of time for talking playing and singing. My wife Miriam is finding it difficult to sleep at night due to her being in her last 2- 3 weeks before giving birth to our first child. Therefore we even keep talking and singing late at night. No problems with neighbors. As many other situations in Gozo, many properties both on the left and right side of our home are empty.
During this week, both our memories went back to our own childhood. We narrated how straight after school we used to go in front of the TV waiting for the children's programmes to start. The school then used to finish at 4.30pm. Cartoons started at around 5.00pm. On a black and white TV she used to watch the Rai from Zebbug. I did the same in Gharb. This goes back to early 70's!
I told her how I loved 'Mazinga Z', the gigantic Japanese super robot used as a secret weapon against the forces of evil. Miriam said she liked it very much too.
I switched on my synthesizer and played the tune. Miriam looked for the lyrics on Google Search. We found it. I played and she sang with her beautiful soprano voice.
Watch what we liked then:
We also remembered other kid's TV programmes. One of them was Dolce Remi. This was shown on Italia Uno. We both like the song very much. I forgot what the TV series was about but remembered the tune easily and yes we played and sang this Italian tune for hours....almost daily.
Don't you like it? it's cute:
Another children's TV series of our age was Heidi, a novel about the events in the life of a young girl in her grandfather's care, in the Swiss Alps. It's also a nice tune to sing but I still find it a bit hard to play the doodle dee on the keyboard. Don't blame me please:
One tune we remembered very clearly and easily to play is that of Family Adams. Miriam likes to sing this a lot, so much so that I played it every time we had a visitor to our house this week - Aunty Vitorja, our friend Anglu, parents in law even Arnold Cassola who payed a short visit over this week-end. They all thought we were a bit crazy except little Christina - our little niece who kept smiling while Miriam was singing.
It is amazing how nature prepares parents-to-be like ourselves to adapt to the new lifestyle a new born will bring. Cool.
I will write more about my feelings of becoming a daddy soon.