Category Archives: play

salt mines.

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on the first day 

after a long winter break

the kinders (and we) are back at it.

“well it’s life, back to the salt mines.”

-sadaf zahra

 

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games.

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the youngest at the party
play a long game of skill and chance
with exuberance and spirit.
“a finite game is played for the purpose of winning,
an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play.”
― james o. carse, Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility.” 

in line.

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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.’

-patch adams

spending the day with thing one and thing two

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it’s early

and mom

has headed off

for her first day ever

teaching school

so

peaches

is over

 playing

with

babies j & b

and

already

all of the cans

are out

to make music

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and bubbles

are

all over the kitchen

from making

bubble soup

and

cupcakes with sprinkles

and

goldfish crackers

are for breakfast

and it’s not even

time for our

tie-dye

adventure

yet

hopefully

mom’s home a bit late

for

it’s a cat in the hat kind of day

in the house

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credit: ‘the cat in the hat’ – dr. seuss

a grownup is a child with layers on. ~ woody harrelson

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all ages, all genders, all comers kickball

we brought

the shades

the kids

the headbands

the colors

the kicks

the neighbors

the knee socks

the diapers

the power

can’t touch this

time for a rematch

bring it

the playing adult steps sideward into another reality;

the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery. 

~ erik h. erikson