“Antonio Romantico” by GrandPa Steve
When do we first understand that we are loved and valued? This song was written for our oldest grandson, Antonio. Antonio and his mother, Vanessa, our daughter, lived with us for the first six months of his life. The voice of the song is Antonio singing about how I imagined he was perceiving his life and what the important things are to an infant—being held, being loved, being talked to, and being validated. Young children have responded to this song in some very positive and interesting ways.
The voice of the song and what it is saying is very close to a younger child’s perception of the world.