Nicholas was an infant when he first started coming to
my musical play group at The Performing Arts Center at
51 Walden. Performing at his 1st birthday party was a
rewarding experience. Like most 1st birthdays,
especially for this family's first child, it was an occasion
to celebrate the child but also the parents who have had
a life changing year. There were many cousins, aunts,
uncles, grandparents, and neighbors in attendance. I
had a fantastic time telling stories and singing songs
for an audience that spanned many generations.
Nicholas's Morning Routine
I’ve got time to myself and much to explore
Widgets and gizmos and gadgets galore
I take anything I find that goes beep or buzz
Pick it up, turn it on. Why? Just because.
Quarter past five when dawn had broke
Up in his room, Nicholas woke
Time to start my morning routine
Pushing buttons on all machines
“So rise and shine,” Nicholas said
Then stretched his legs, got out of bed.
He crawled across the bedroom floor
Climbed a stool and opened his door
Out in the house all on his own
Nicholas found the telephone.
“Who should I call? Speed dial eight.
Ring, ding-a-ling. Isn’t this great?
Hello, who is it? Nevermind
I’m on the move. There’s more to find.”
Up on the couch, under a coat
Nicholas found an old remote
“Turn the TV on. What to choose?
I think I’ll watch the morning news.
But Nicholas, he wasn’t done
The CD player looked like fun
“I’ll raise the volume just a tad
It’s time to wake my Mom and Dad.”
They rose at once then looked to see
Nicholas playing happily.
I like seeing for myself just what it does.