Category Archives: children

window of opportunity.

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if you look closely

just to the left

of the little blue suitcase

 you’ll find

a curious young boy

hiding amongst

the summer holiday

window display

 the best part of it all

safe behind the glass

peeking out into the world

eyes open and full of wonder.

 

“if a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”

-tom peters

 

on the last day.

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on the last day

in the last hour

of a wild ride

in a year of ups and downs

we all made it through

 the kinder emerged stronger than ever

taking a final gentle walk

into the sunshowers of summer.

 

“now shall i walk or shall i ride? ‘ride,’ pleasure said; ‘walk’ joy replied.”

-w.h.davies

 

tohubohu.

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today, someone decided

to quietly dump every single puzzle out onto the floor

mix the pieces together

then head up to the loft to play.

it was left in a perfect state of tobubohu

but somehow i couldn’t think of that word

at the moment of discovery

 tomorrow we will work on it together

and with it will come a new word.

toh-hoo-BOH-hoo

part of speech: noun

origin: hebrew, unknown

1. a state of chaos, utter confusion

examples in a sentence:

“The mayor’s unexpected announcement left the press in a tohubohu.”

“After recess the students were always in a tohubohu.”

anyone else ever achieve this perfect state?

under the canopy.

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after hiking to the secret climbing tree

 mother nature designed

only for kids

we enter under the canopy of emerald leaves

to find the magic inside. 

“wood is only one-syllable word, but behind it lies a world full of beauty and wonder.”     

-theodor heuss

slush fund.

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grandie j is at it again

this time it’s pop-up slushie stand

raising money for a boy shed

a clubhouse for him and his friends

lots of work, lots of fun

lots of choices on the treats n’ eats menu

riding off on bikes to drum up business

lots of happy customers

all the employees had rainbow tongues

(it’s important for them to like their own product)

great business, great profits

off to a great start. 

“whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

-peter drucker