Once upon a time, Little Boy Blue begged his parents to let him stay up late to watch a movie about a famous horn player. |
His father said, "I don't know. If we don't get enough sleep tonight, we might all fall asleep during the day
tomorrow and miss the school talent show."
Little Boy Blue had been practicing his music for months and months and was sure he would win the talent show.
"I won't fall asleep," promised Little Boy Blue. So his parents let him watch the movie.
In the morning, Little Boy Blue ate some cereal and a banana, picked up his horn and walked out of the farm house.
He was supposed to make sure the sheep stayed in their pen and the cows stayed in the meadow. If they were behaving, he could practice playing his horn.
Little Boy Blue looked at the sheep and yawned a big yawn. He looked at the cows and yawned a big yawn.
Then he sat down by a soft haystack and immediately fell asleep.
His mother was in the kitchen, paying bills and she fell asleep. His dad was working on a tractor and he fell asleep.
It was late in the afternoon when Little Boy Blue's mother and father woke up and it was too late to go to the talent show.
They saw that the sheep and cows had gotten loose. They looked around for Little Boy Blue. His father called to him.
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn. |
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is the boy that looks after the sheep?
"He's under the haystack, fast asleep."
Will you wake him? "No, not I;
For if I do, he's sure to cry."
Copyright 2009, Jerry Jindrich. All rights reserved.