Having Children - a drum-story-song

Here is a sample Drum-Story-Song with having children as a theme. It is geared towards individuals from ages sixty to one hundred and sixty.

My name is Heather MacTavish and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I thought I would tell you a little about my life, my husband, and having children so you can get to know me. My husband, Ken and I have had a wonderful life together. Our marriage has been happy because we talk over everything. Ken only wants to talk about happy things. He says:

Happy, happy, happy, talk
Talk about things you like to do
You've got to have a dream
If you don't have a dream
How's you gonna have a dream come true?

We talked about having children and raising a family, but I couldn't make up my mind if I wanted a girl or a boy. Ken finally got frustrated and told me I should to make up my mind and not be so undecided. He said:

First you say you do
And then you don't
And then you say will
And then you won't
You're undecided now
So what're you gonna do?

So I decided yes indeed I was interested in having children and would like to have a baby. And Ken was very excited! You see he had seen pictures of me when I was young, and so he knew I must have been a beautiful baby. He told me:

You must have been a beautiful baby
You must have been a wonderful child
When you were only starting
To go to kindergarten
I'll bet you drove the little boys wild
You must have been a beautiful baby.
‘Cause baby look at you now!

Then we talked about whether we wanted a boy or a girl. I wanted a boy. But Ken wanted a girl just like the girl his Dad had married. He said:

I want a girl just like the girl
That married dear old Dad
She was a pearl and the only girl
That daddy every had.

At that time, I was more focused on my relationship with Ken than having children. I told him all I wanted was him. I said:

You, you you
All I want is you you you
You can make my dreams come true
All I want is you,you,you.

Well, Ken loved me very much and although he wanted children, he thought it was important to let me know that I was the sunshine in his life. He told me:

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are gray
You'll never know dear how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.

The magical day came and the baby was born - a daughter we named Bonnie. Ken took one look at Bonnie and said:

My, oh my, what a wonderful day
Plenty of sunshine
Heading my way

Now Bonnie was a beautiful baby and Ken was so proud. When he was beaming at her in the hospital nursery alongside all the other proud fathers, he pointed out Bonnie to the man standing next to him and said:

Yes sir, that's my baby
No sir, I don't mean maybe
Yes sir, that's my baby now.

I was so pleased we'd had a girl to make Ken happy that I thanked heaven and said:

Thank heaven for little girls
For little girls get bigger every day
Thank heaven for little girls
They grow up in the most delightful ways.

Now, while I was recuperating from the event of the birth, Ken helped out in every way he could. He took over when Bonnie cried at night and decided he should to sing to her. But he was new at fatherhood and not certain how to proceed, so he asked around. His southern friend from Dixie said, "You have to use a southern melody to rock your baby to sleep.” He told him to:

Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody.
When you croon, croon a tune from the heart of Dixie.
Rock-a-bye your baby with a Dixie melody.
When you croon, croon a tune from the heart of Dixie.

Well, Ken's crooning didn't work very well (maybe because he's from Canada and not Dixie) and Bonnie kept crying. I tried to hush the little baby’s cries and said:

Hush little baby, don't say a word
Momma's going to buy you a mocking bird
And if that mocking bird don't sing
Momma's gonna buy you a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring turns brass
Momma's gonna buy you a looking glass.

Well after a few years, we had another child, a girl we named Heddy. Ken took one look at Heddy who was as beautiful as a little doll and said:

Oh, you beautiful doll,
You great big beautiful doll,
Let me put my arms around you
I could never live without you
Oh, you beautiful doll.

And so Ken and I learned that we could get what we want if we would wish upon a star and we said:

When you wish upon a star,
Makes no difference who you are
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true.

So we were successful in having children. Then came the challenges of raising them!


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