A PLAY WOT I WROTE
In One Act
A stay-at-home dad
Charlie, a three-year-old stickler for detail
Scene: toddler group singalong
Right children, what shall we sing first today? Any suggestions?
I'd like to sing 'The Wheels on the Bus' please.
The Wheels on the Bus? Of course, Charlie. Now, let's all do the actions.
The group sings.
'The wheels on the bus go round,
round and round, round and round,
The wheels on the bus go...'
What is it Charlie?
Well, the wheels on the bus go round like this. (mimes action of wheels turning).
You were doing the actions to the wheels on the train.
Yes you were. The wheels on the train go round like this. (Mimes action of pistons turning.)
You were doing the wheels on the train.
Oh well I'm very sorry Charlie. Shall we start again?
'The wheels on the bus (etc.)'
...The babies on the bus go 'wah wah wah'
'wah wah wah, wah wah wah'...
Charlie, why are you still doing the action for the wheels on the bus?
We've done the wipers on the bus, and the mummies on the bus; now we're doing the babies.
Yes, I know daddy.
But if someone doesn't keep the wheels turning the bus will stop moving
and we won't be able to sing anything.