Wednesday, 13 August 2008
PEEPO THE QUICK CHANGE ARTIST
When I was a little girl my Dad used to rush in from work on a Tuesday and have to rush upstairs to get changed in his army uniform to go to the drill hall for weekly parade, or whatever it was called.
Dad was a major in the TA, it was the thing my Dad loved best after his family. So on Tuesday nights my little sister and I would sit on my Dad's bed whilst he sang a song about 'Peepo, Peepo the quick change artist, everybody knows his name'. As he rushed into his uniform. It would have been my job to polish his Sam Brown (belt) and if it was good enough I'd be given a sixpenny piece.
It was always good enough!
I loved those times with my Dad, knowing that he wanted to be with us and talk to us, before he went off to do whatever important things he was going to do.
The last few days my youngest with attitude and I haven't been getting on so well. He's not in a good space,so he takes it out on me by being very aggravated and irritated with me.
I didn't want this situation to escalate, so sat on his bed this morning and talked over what we needed to do to stop it getting any worse.
This evening, he decided that he would cook tea, and I could assist. He's a great cook, so I was in charge of salad, whilst he made a peppercorn sauce from scratch to go over the meat. We as ever sat together to eat.
His mate phoned to fix up his going out, but he put him off for a while, as he wanted to carry on talking to me.
To do this he insisted that I come upstairs whilst he got ready.I was banished to sit on the stairs whilst he actually changed. But all the while the conversation continued between us.
And after he went out, after telling me he loved me first, I sat on my bed and thought about how lucky I am to have had Peepo the quick change artist and the youngest with attitude in my life.
For many years I have carried this words below around with me, and today I used the last couple of lines for a friend in need of them, and it got me thinking that they are powerful words and it was a good time to put them up.
~There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them up from your dreams and hug them for real.
~When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but oft times we look so long at the closed door, we don't see the one which has opened for us.
~Dream, what you want to dream, go where you want to go, be what you want to be, because you only have one life and one chance to all the things you want to do.
~ May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trails to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy.
~The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes their way.
~Love begins with a smile,grows with a kiss, and ends with a tear.
~The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
~When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was smiling.
live your life so that when you die, you're the one smiling and everyone around you is crying.~~~~~