Thursday, July 30, 2009

In Her Own Words

Today reached 101 degrees F around home and 103 degrees F in downtown Seattle. Or was that yesterday? I don't deal with the heat very well. Still, a week is a long time to go without a proper blog post.

Last Saturday, Scott of Fishsuit brought his daughter Sofia to my musical storytime at Ravenna Third Place Books. I performed my original song "May I Walk With You?" of which you may view lyrics and felt-board pieces here. I trust that children are picking up on stories and songs they like even if they're not into the participation aspects of the programs (which is JUST FINE, as I tell everyone at the beginnings of the programs), but it's great when caregivers tell me what goes on at home afterward. The day after the program, Scott transcribed what he heard Sofia singing:

I went for a walk in the fields one day
And I met a cat who said "Can I walk with you?"
I went for a walk in the fields one day
And I met a dog who liked to play!
And I fed the cat and the dog and then we walked through the field!
I went for a walk in the fields one day
And I met a shark who didn't say anything!
I went for a walk in the fields one day
And I didn't meet anyone who wanted to play
I was sad sad and I cried and cried
Because no one wanted to play with me!

Scott wrote, "I can't say she got the tune exactly right, but she clearly remembered the idea. I thought you'd get a kick out of that. You obviously made an impression!"

I am thankful.


Jules at 7-Imp said...

That's the best compliment you can get, I think.

Lone Star Ma said...


Scott said...

Fields Update: At dinner the other night we did a tag team version of this song, in which I sang and Sofia picked the "animals". Here is what she chose, in order:

Tree branch

Someone should really clean up that field. =-)

Saints and Spinners said...

Yes, that is one busy field! Thanks so much for bringing us that update, Scott.