Get On the Bus, #420


When my son was 2 & 3-years-old, he was obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine.  There was a Thomas Halloween costume, Thomas train table, tracks and all the train characters to go with them, movies, and every picture he drew in school was of a train.  Of course, we even had a Thomas birthday party held at Tucson’s wild western “Trail Dust Town” where the kids were able to go on a train ride.  When my son loves something, he REALLY loves it.

That is why I was not entirely surprised when I went to the Kindergarten information night at his school yesterday only to discover a new obsession.  Each child wrote a note to Mom & Dad, and he listed his favorite activity as “going on the bus.”  It’s funny, because we walk him to school every morning, but 3 afternoons a week, he takes a bus to his after school program.  I had no idea what a big deal this was to him.  Check out his lovely picture that was hanging on the wall in his classroom:

There was also a picture of a bus in his writing journal, and it is evident that these bus rides are making a big impression on my little boy.  I am thrilled that it is such a positive experience for him and am wondering that if renting a party bus for a 5-year-old’s birthday party would be too over the top???!!!???  😉

I am touched by my son’s happy response, and it is the best feeling to know he is adapting well to all of these experiences.  Fingers crossed that we are on a path to a great future in school.

My song for the day today comes from another obsession.  When my daughter was 3-years-old, she loved a tv show called “The Doodlebops.”  She loved them so much that we actually saw them in concert when they came to Tucson.  My son was a baby at that show, but he loves them, too, because we still have the movies.  One of the Doodlebops’ hits was a song called “Get On the Bus,” and it really does seem perfect for today’s blog.  Here is a Youtube link with a warning that these guys are a little trippy. Whatever…they were just another happy obsession, and I am nostalgic and appreciative as I look back at these momentary childhood  loves.  They are such sweet memories!


About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

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