Childhood Ego States

We can usually find something from our childhood memories to make us happy, even if some of it wasn’t all joy and roses.

Realizing I needed to exercise to burn up some of the cortisol from stress, I put on an unusual workout CD. (Yes, I still have a ghetto blaster).

It is Walt Disney’s Children’s Favourite Songs Volume 1. The smile never left my face as I listened to This Old Man (Knick-Knack, Patty-Whack); I’ve Been Working on the Railroad; Three Blind Mice; Oh, Susanna; Home on the Range; Mary Had a Little Lamb; Old MacDonald; The Hokey Pokey; She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain; Row, Row, Row Your Boat; Pop! Goes the Weasel; Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star; In the Good Old Summertime, and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

It was so nice to remember songs I haven’t thought about in years, and to sing along with old-fashioned innocence!


  1. Innocence is a beautiful thing.

  2. Having grandkids means you get to hear a lot of good Disney songs from movies they like to watch (over and over, haha) But there is some great music in some of them. Randy Newman did several songs in Toy Story. Of course Elton John was amazing doing the songs he did in Lion King. There are many more examples. And you may get tired of hearing them while the movie is being played ALL THE TIME, but years later that music brings back great memories of the times they were younger. Yes, all you moms who are now pulling your hair out every time you hear the songs in Frozen, it will happen to you too one day haha. Rock on! Or maybe Disney On! And yes, I too still have a ghetto blaster, and LOTS of tapes!

  3. Love the reminder! And great songs as we scrub the skin off our hands. I’m sick of happy birthday and twinkle twinkle little star. I bet some of these sweet songs are online. Big smile back.

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