Dec 11, 2014

That one time my dad thought I wrote him a song

Yesterday on my lunch break I had to make my dirt pudding and since I had the house to myself, I decided to turn some music on. I usually just put the music on shuffle and that's what I did this time too. Eventually the song Ready, Set, Don't Go by Miley and the one and only Billy Ray Cyrus came on. This song is from when Miley was Hannah Montana and not the hot mess that she is today. I love this song. It reminds me of my dad and me. As soon as I got done listening to it the first time I heard it, I knew I wanted that song to be the song for our father daughter dance. Instead of getting sad and thinking about how I never got that chance to dance with him at my wedding when I hear the song, I actually laugh.

Being the sap and wonderful child that I am, I got my parent's a gift for my high school graduation. I was walking around Target one day and saw these books: 100 Reasons a Daughter Needs a Dad and 100 Reasons a Daughter Needs a Mom. 

I didn't want to just give the books to my mom and dad without doing something special. I had the idea to write the lyrics to a special song in each one of them. I wrote the lyrics to You Can't Lose Me by Faith Hill in my mom's and Ready, Set, Don't Go in my dad's. Of course, they both bawled like big babies. My dad actually couldn't finish reading what I had written in front of me.

My mom knew the message written in hers was clearly lyrics to a song. My dad, however, didn't get the memo, and thought way more of my writing abilities than what they truly were. About a year or so after I graduated, the topic of me giving my parents gifts for my graduation came up and I said something along the lines of "yeah, I wrote the lyrics to songs in the front of them too." My dad looked at me in disbelief and said "you mean to tell  me you didn't write that?" He then confessed that he sat in bed that night I gave the book to him and cried like a baby while he read it.

For a good year or year and a half  my dad thought I wrote, and by write I mean came up with the words all on my own, what was written in his book. I died laughing and will never forget the surprise on his face when he learned the truth about Ready, Set, Don't Go.


  1. AAW- I love reading your memories of you and your dad. I bought a similar book for each of my boys. I write my experiences in it, likes/dislikes and such. I will give it to them when they are older.

  2. Awww! How cute is that! That is a beautiful song! And it's great that your Dad thought that! It just goes to show he didn't have any doubts in you and thought so highly of your abilities!