Monday, August 30, 2010

Bedtime Routines

Part of our bedtime ritual (and my personal favorite) is Noah sitting with Adam while I play piano for them.  The standards are Mozart and Beethoven Sonatas or Scenes from Childhood by Schumann, but I do vary on occasion depending on the mood.  One evening after eating dinner in a local restaurant, Noah and I wandered the neighboring stores and stepped into a music store.  

Walking in, the store was small and cluttered, but I looked at the shelf immediately on the right of the door to see the absolute best thing to show a fussy Noah - Mickey Mouse!  They had a collection of music from Disneyland and Walt Disney World!  I didn't even have to look - I immediately bought it!  

Much of the music is dated from rides that either no longer exist or have a different sponsor or theme than they did when this book was made, it has some cute songs - now I know the words to the songs from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Haunted Mansion!  The best piece to play is a medley from the original Main Street Electrical Parade - it's cute and has a hoe-down version of A Small World (at least something recognizable as opposed to the majority of the book).

Though I don't play from the book too often, having Mickey on my piano shelf keeps Noah showing interest - he's constantly grabbing at the book and when I open it, he looks at it like he can read the music.  It's absolutely adorable. Maybe one of these days I can find an updated version.  I love bringing WDW home!

What are your favorite bedtime routines?  Do they involve the Mouse?
Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE this post! What a cool thing to find! I would love to look and find something like that for our house, too! We do have a Disney book, it has mostly songs from movies, but Piper loves it, too!