"Something exciting. Something inviting. Something for everyone! A comedy by Will!" Ever since Will really began to notice sounds he has been drawn to music and singing of any kind, good or bad. He loves it all! We and our families have provided him with all sorts of musical toys, instruments, CD's and such, as yet mercifully no drums... I am hopeful we can avoid classifying a drum as an instrument. We'll see?
Preschool has brought a new level of musical awareness. Will is now old enough to learn songs! He has mastered "old Wabash" much to Joe's delight and is now working on entire repertoire. Lately, our family has been treated to what I refer to as Preschool Preludes. As we go through the day doing our usual mundane things Will suddenly breaks out into song... just like in a musical! These songs are the things he learns in preschool... one day he was sitting in the back seat of the car as Joe drove and began singing, " What's the weather? What's the weather? What's the weather outside? Is it sunny or rainy or cloudy outside?" Apparently, they sing this everyday. Yesterday at Grandma and Grandpa's house after lunch he went into the kitchen and started singing a days of the week song. It was the first time we had heard this one... "How many days are in a week? How many days are in a week? How many days are in a week? There are seven days in a week! Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday Thursday, Monday then comes Saturday! (As you may notice the lyrics need a bit of work but well... it's a new song!)
With Christmas coming I have no doubt that he will be singing up a storm. We have already listened to one ( an only one) holiday music CD! I am trying to hold him off just a bit. But he is right now in the background singing "Up on the Housetop" complete with hand motions thanks to some very early holiday commercial... uugh!
All this does make me wonder if the future holds school programs where Joe and I sit in the audience waiting for Will's class to perform and realize that THAT child who is over emphasizing, all the lyrics and choreography with great enthusiasm is yes, in fact our son! HMMMMM! Let's just say Will may espouse the " life is stage" philosophy.