sweet kinder spends her free choice time playing with the doll house.
when i stop over for a visit and ask why all the people are facing one way
she tells me they are waiting in line for the one bathroom.
(if you look closely, all the way to the right,
you’ll see the one toilet with someone sitting on it,
as well as a chef serving food out of a window,
and more people and animals scattered around downstairs)
what an amazing real world scenario.
how can i not love every single day of my job?
‘waiting in line is a great opportunity to meet people, daydream, or play.’
playing, creeping, tiptoeing
ghosts in the graveyard
scaring themselves to death
screaming, spooky, squealing, shrieking
so much fun.
“while it’s cool to think ghosts exist, i don’t want to see one.”
“jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty,
fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.”
has headed off
for her first day ever
babies j & b
all of the cans
to make music
all over the kitchen
cupcakes with sprinkles
are for breakfast
and it’s not even
time for our
mom’s home a bit late
it’s a cat in the hat kind of day
in the house
credit: ‘the cat in the hat’ – dr. seuss
all ages, all genders, all comers kickball
the knee socks
can’t touch this
time for a rematch
the playing adult steps sideward into another reality;
the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.
~ erik h. erikson
children and the young at heart
are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty
in honor of International Mud Day.
a man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it. ~R.C. Ferguson
image credits: letthechildrenplay.com, firefliesandmudpuppies,g2goutside.org