Tag Archives: kids

germ.

Standard

spent time in my classroom

doing some pre-planning with my team

and saw how thorough

our summer cleaning crew had been.

i especially loved the note they left on the chairs:

they did not merely say

‘chairs cleaned’

but instead they kicked it up a notch to an ’11’

 the ‘disinfected’ level

for the kinders’ chairs.

i can certainly appreciate that.

“growth itself contains the germ of happiness.”

-pearl s. buck

Advertisements

the big win.

Standard

 

sitting in comerica  park

at the detroit tigers game

surrounded by these kids from canada

here with their team

thirty two strong

for a big night out at the ballpark

so excited for everything

good seats, cotton candy, no rain, family, friends, coaches

calling out to the pro players they recognized

dancing, cheering, singing

their own faces on the big screen

mitts ready

and

especially, especially, especially, especially

for the four foul balls they ended up with

they simply could not believe their luck

overflowing with happiness

at times sharing seats and laps to get an even better look

they could barely contain themselves

with smiles from here to there

and this guy

who made it his personal mission

to come over and tell them

to sit down and stop having so much fun

every chance he had

yet

in the end

the tigers

(and especially, especially that guy)

both lost

it was not even close

 the kids had clearly won it all.

 “baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.”

-bob lemon

the struggle is real.

Standard

five-tooth-brushes-interdental-brush-ceramic-glass-family-set-toothbrushes-isolated-white-background-49345036

my friend/great mother of 5 active young children

is at it again –

the following quote was her post

yesterday on Facebook

and i think she’s great:

“Wishing I had a fairy godmother…

Or maybe just a cleaning lady (or man).  

Kids are gross.

Nobody warns how gross they can be.

Do you know what words I uttered today?  –

” Who peed in the toothbrush rinse cup”?

Honestly …. The struggle is real.”

-nm

her friend replied –

“i like that, but remember that time your twins peed in the cat litter?”

the world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.  – e.e. cummings

Standard

 10359490_688327567870105_1539627890105592391_n

children and the young at heart

are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty

in honor of International Mud Day.

international-mud-day

g2gooutside.org



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

 

the aussies are coming! the aussies are coming!

Standard

KangarooHop4

and i couldn’t be happier.

part of my family lives down under.

and soon

they will be up top with us for a while.

and i will have my dream

of all of the daughters

and all of the sons in law

and all of the grand babies

in one place at one time.

and it is sure to be an adventure.

Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present, and future.
Gail Lumet Buckley