I immediately pulled out the cassette tapes of these albums my dad made for me in the 1980s. Incredibly, we still have a working tape player, and perhaps even more incredibly, the tapes are playing just fine. I've had them on pretty constant play ever since. Although I had forgotten that you have to physically turn cassette tapes over, which is kind of irritating compared to our modern streaming services, where all we have to do is tolerate a few ads or pay a monthly fee.
The best part of waking up…
While these commercials used to evoke my intense longing to be the little sister, today, they speak to my role as mom. I've been playing my mashed up version of these commercials over and over in my head because my beloved boy won't be coming home for Christmas this year.