Baby’s up early stacking towers of blocks
I hear morning songs of phones and clocks
Cats and dogs meow and bow wow
MEOW BOW WOW
“Grandma, please let’s go to the playground right now!”
Baby comes along in her squeaky-wheeled stroller
It’s the same one I used—a stroller do-over!
We walk past the hum of machines washing socks
A man plays loud drums up ahead a few blocks
BONK BONK BOOM
Breezes blow through the trees on the street
I hope at the playground, there’ll be friends to meet
The tall fence rattles when a ball hits its side
I see Lanh and Aisha—we’ll take turns on the slide
The jump rope clicks when it hits the sidewalk
CLICK CLICK CLICK
Mr. Green and Señor Silva on the steps laugh and talk.
HA HA HA
Now off to the library for Storytime
On Grandma’s soft lap, I hear a story in rhyme
I stuff lots of books into my backpack
Now, I'm so hungry. I need a snack!
I crunch on a carrot from our vegetable plot
It makes me full – Yum! I like it a lot!
As home we go, noisy buses I hear
They bring mamas and papas from work – we cheer!
Those mamas and papas read bedtime books
in our beds, our chairs and our reading nooks
The mwahs, chuiks and chups of their goodnight kisses
land on each cheek—there are no misses
As they tuck the blankets so snug around
I think that those kisses are the very best sound.
MWAH CHUIK CHUP