We have been listening to composer Erik Satie in our house recently and discovering that he was actually a pretty cool and quirky guy! In fact, he was probably a little bit like my preschooler and maybe your's too! Here are three ways your preschooler and Erik Satie are probably alike:
1. Satie's room was a big mess!
Satie didn't have people come into his space a lot mostly because it was a huge mess! When people finally did go inside, they found enormous piles of stuff everywhere. Mostly an outrageous number of umbrellas (I guess he liked puddles like your preschooler too) and two grand pianos stacked on top of each other! And you thought your preschooler's room was hard to clean...
2. Satie only liked to eat foods that were white
While Satie loved to compose variations on a theme, he did not like variations in his food selections. In fact, if he was served foods that were any colour of the rainbow - he would not eat them. He ate only plates filled with white food. Sound familiar?
3. Satie loved toys!
Satie loved toys so much that he even named one of his most famous pieces after a toy that every kid has to try out once in his life - the Jack in the Box! So wind, wind, wind the crank to listen to the piece he named after the famous toy and SURPRISE! your preschooler will probably love it!