What Should I Do?

When there’s nothing to do,
Nothing at all
but stare at the wall,
What should I do?
Nothing to play—just a boring day.
Let’s see …
Climb a tree? Sail a boat?
Watch TV? Write a note?
Sing a tune and clean my room?
City of blocks? Puppet socks?
Pastels or paint … ?
Nothing to do—that’s my complaint!
Piles of toys,
all worn-out joys.
Crayons and clay—what a boring day!
Sew or cook? Read a book?
Build a plane or car?
Nothing to do—nothing so far.
There’s running and sunning,
Bikes and kites,
Bubbles, puzzles, and balls,
Oh, boy, am I blue—
nothing to do.
I know …
I’ll call my friend, and then
We’ll just get together
And do

[illustrations] Illustrated by Shauna Mooney