Tag Archives: children

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?

crossing.

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kinder crosses over – under watchful hands. 

 

“the ancients knew that you needed guidance, patronage, and protection

as you move from one place or state to another, whenever you cross a bridge.

you had better know what you are doing when you leave one group or place to join another.”

-richard rohr

 

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

the quiet game.

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not my class, but looks like they’re playing the game too. 

when our class needs a break to calm down and relax

we play ‘the quiet game’

(an idea my daughter used when babysitting years ago)

which consists of nothing but lying down

not moving or making noise

yes, you can blink and breathe

last person left is the winner

sometimes there’s not even a winner

 they just love to play

they even ask to play

i tell them they’ve been so good

of course we can play

a win-win, i’d say.

 

 

“quiet is peace. tranquility. quiet is turning down the volume knob on life.

silence is pushing the off button. shutting it down. all of it. – Amir”

― Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

 

 

 

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