Category Archives: children

organization.

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to do list – style a:

play with the ponies 1.

pack the cars. 2.

go to bed 3.

get in the car to go on vacation 4.

do fun things 5. 

a major contrast in approaches

both with the same desired outcome

two grandies

each with their own

style of list

and

way of getting ready 

and

organizing things

to go on a trip.

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to do list – style b:

(loose translation):

‘go around and around in a twisty circle and get some stuff done

and not some other stuff and then hide for a while

and eat something you find outside

and then get in the car to go on vacation and do fun things.’

(i am more of a ‘b-list style’ of organizer. what about you – a or b?)

“the process and organization leading up to cooking the egg

can tell you a lot about the cook.”

-david chang

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advice.

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out walking with the kinders

i come up behind

an unlikely pair

who generally aren’t together,

mid-conversation.

one who is learning to cope

with separating from a twin,

the other who is having a hard time coping

with separating from a best friend.

the only real separation

is that the friend/twin in each case

wants to seek out other friends

and expand their horizons.

one says to the other,

“i know she wants to play with other people

and when she needs to do that,

i just let her go.

i know it’s what she has to do

and then she comes back later.”

the other responds,

“wow. how do you do that?”

she answers,

“it’s just what you do.”

i am amazed by

this four year-old’s insight and advice,

as many adults

still have not mastered this understanding.

—–
the only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.

it is never of any use to oneself.

– oscar wilde

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roller coaster math.

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what do you think, little f,

should we have another baby one day ?

no.

why not?

because of the roller coaster.

what?

the roller coaster.

why?

because then you’d have 3

and someone would always

have to sit alone.

yes, i see now.

life is a roller coaster; you can either scream every time you hit a bump

or you can throw your hands up in the air and enjoy! 

– author unknown  

image credit: the coaster critic.com

 

“and all the colors i am inside have not been invented yet.” – shel silverstein

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as our year together

comes to an end

sharing

an oval rug

a room

a building

the great outdoors

the community around us

we venture into new territory

making the leap

across snake rock

something new

and not so scary

with big kids

to lead the way

and

teachers

standing by

quietly watching

as

they grow into

their next adventure

with little fear

 with great excitement

and

just a few tears.

“ listen to the mustn’ts, child,
listen to the don’ts.
listen to the shouldn’ts.
the impossibles, the won’ts.
listen to the never haves.
then listen close to me—
anything can happen, child,
anything can be.”

– shel silverstein

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