Monday, December 10, 2007

Our composer


Luke took a great nap yesterday and as a reward, yes we love bribery, he asked to go to Nana's house. It was really nice to be there, just he and I. Typically Ella shoves herself into center stage and Luke is content to just hangout in the background, therefore not getting a lot of attention. This was just Luke and I sitting with his Nana and Papa, whom he adores. I could tell he was enjoying all their attention and I think it was nice for my Mom and Dad to be able to just focus on 1.
So Luke noticed the stereo on their pier bed and asked if he could turn it on. It just so happened that it was on a classical music station, my Dad's favorite. Luke lit up and started to wave his hands around like he was conducting... in perfect rhythm. Then he started to "play the piano" with is fingers. He kept saying how much he loved the music and asked what the songs were called. My Dad stated that one song was called "ducks in space" With my Dad everything is related somehow to ducks. Luke was satisfied with that answer and kept repeating, "ok... ducks in space." After a few minutes as the songs tempo got faster he stated, "This song is about some ducks flying around. And then there is a monster that comes and tries to catch them." He continued to tell parts of the story of the song, he even acted out some of it.
It was a fun evening with just the 4 of us. And I think that we may have a little composer among us. He now only wants to listen to classical music in the car and has been asking for "ducks in space" all morning. Now I just need to figure out what that song really was. O' and he made me promise that when he's bigger he can play the piano... just like the music at Nana's house.

5 comments:

Barbara said...

my grandson is soooooo handsome and I can hardly stand it that I can't just give him a squeeze. I have
a wonderful CD we'll have to play for him when we get home. Love, Barbara

Jenn said...

Luke, what a sweetheart!

elsja said...

Awww how creative for him to think of the story that went along with the music.

Tiffany said...

What a great picture of him. I was really touched with what you shared with our class on Sunday. My sister-n-law LOVED it and wants to be in our class ever Sunday! Compliments to a good teacher! You really do have a special boy! He's such a sweetheart!

Shari said...

that is so cool! what a little genius you have on your hands -- and a stinkin' cute one at that!!!

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