Saturday, September 6, 2008

Boy seeking play date

Wanted:

Friend for regular playdates. Boy or girl between the ages of 3 and 6.

The ideal candidate will find running, shouting and falling down over and over again incredibly funny.

You must be someone who loves Thomas trains, will allow me to play with your trains, but must not touch any of mine. EVER.

Must be able to act out the following stories from memory:

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Star Wars read-along book accompanying 45 RPM record from 1977

The nursery scene of Disney's Peter Pan

The Flying Kipper, from the Thomas the Tank Engine canon

Miss Nelson is Missing, Miss Nelson is Back and Miss Nelson Has Field Day by Harry Alard

A variety of Backyardigans episodes

Accents and funny voices a plus.

Must be willing to follow direction, learn blocking and switch parts at a moment notice. Must enjoy recreating poses from book illustrations on cue.

Looking for someone who will follow orders, and not be offended if I decide to ignore you and go off by myself.

Extensive knowledge of the works of Ezra Jack Keats desirable.

7 comments:

Jordan said...

This is so hilarious. I think it would be funny if everyone did it for their kids - it's a great exercise.

May you find just that friend for Ben.

Susan said...

We are going to fail you today...on so many levels. But we have the funny accents and falling down NAILED.

pixiemama said...

I've got the Thomas, falling down and Backyardigans covered. Can you swap Keats for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (will there be enough room?)

Also, no problem on the wandering off, as long as it works both ways!

goodfountain said...

Other than the ignoring and falling down part, I'm afraid this would be a doomed a friendship. Until about 13 years from now... then a match made in heaven. :)

Rebecca said...

If only we did not live on the other side of the country. My hyperlexic boy has the scholastic video collection which is essentially about 80 children's books on DVD so the Chrysanthemum, Blueberries for Sal, Ezra Jack Keats etc. would all be covered. And falling down is hysterical.

LMF said...

Justin would qualify on running and shouting and falling down over and over again. He is totally a pratfall kid and loves to entertain with physical comedy. He might even leave Ben's trains alone while sharing his own. Unfortunately, the books and acting out stories would be a gap. Also, Justin doesn't take orders well (not even from us, oddly enough).

J said...

Just found your blog. Too bad you live so far away, we're in NC. I've got twin five year old boys who meet every single qualification.