Perhaps Signage?

June 2, 2017

New families have been arriving for story time.

This week a mother looked surprised and said, she knew the song we were singing, but she'd never heard it with "so much life."

She had to search her vocabulary for appropriate wording.

 

I forget - until newbies show up - there should be a disclaimer - or, at least colorful signage - informing people they have entered the wild and crazy zone of a second generation "City Slicker."

 

Spike Jones, who was a business genius, created his "Spike Jones and the City Slickers."  They were FABULOUS and super popular during the mid-ish 20th Century.  I didn't get to spend much time with Spike Jones and his family, (too bad for me) - none of the creative business endeavor rubbed off on me.  BUT, I DID get to spend time with the City Slickers . . . . zany, mischievous, super talented, filled with joy, wonder and imagination  . . . .

 

Maybe they were my family - or roots - or baby sitters -

 

Certainly they remain much of the lively inspiration for story time.

 I'd rather hear, "'scuse me, your City Slickers are showing" than - "lady, your slip is showing"

. . . . or any other ordinary things.

 

Oh, older kids attending out of politeness because it's summer break and  younger family members enjoy story time?

Those kids grin - and participate with abandon

when they realize

story lady

is more fun than meets the eye.

 

Color me happy.

Boop-Boop Diddim-Daddem Waddem Choo!

 

 

 

 

 

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