So while posting on my own blog and putting up a you tube video of Dean Friedman I was reminded of something else from my childhood. In 1976 I was three and the English Eurovision entry (I think it won) was The Brotherhood of Man singing Save all your kisses for me! One of my earliest memories is off my dad heading off out to work on a Saturday, (my dad worked Saturdays, week days and evenings, things were tough and nixers were the only way to make ends meet) so dad is heading off, I am lying on my tummy on the ground colouring and watching Saturday kids noise, I mean TV. So my dad comes into the room and starts singing to me, "Save all your kisses for me.....etc" I remember feeling like the specialist little girl in the whole world, I thought my dad had made this song up just for me! Over the years he still sang it, even though I wasn't three anymore!(The whole song is about a guy saying goodbye to a girl, but at the end he lets us know she's only three, my dad must have loved that, I was his first born, little girl and I was three too) Love, that's love!
He loved me so much he made a twat out of himself to make me happy and I loved him so much cos he was my dad, the only man in my life!
When I feel insecure or a bit worthless I need to remind myself that my dad used to sing to me (and dance) like I do with my kids! He adored me, even now he adores me, I am so lucky, He isn't perfect by any means but he loves me and he's my perfect dad!