that moment when you discover
your sandbox has turned into a frozen lake
you understand the difference between liquid and solid
and realize your toys are not going anywhere until spring.
“it’s a moment that I’m after, a fleeting moment, but not a frozen moment.”
today we took the dinos
out of their safety zone and into the snow
in the playhouse
down the slide
in the hollow log
in the sandbox
made footprints and snow angels
roamed on dinosaur island
went to a party
loved the snow
they all had a such a good time and were worn out.
“my son’s always showing me pictures of dinosaurs and asking me what their names are.
i don’t know, so i make stuff up:
that, son is a thesaurus.”
the playground sits
awaiting the return
of the children.
“it is very strange that the years teach us patience —
that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”
-e. taylor, A Wreath of Roses
“how does my chocolate cake taste?”
“it’s more better than a brick.”
“i can live for two months on a good compliment.”
friends take a break from recess
in the empty water table
while still waiting for some snow.
recess can be so exhausting.
“you never get tired unless you stop and take time for it.”
while the kinders
happily watch and cheer them on
from their side
of the playground fence
the big kids play soccer
on their side of the fence
made happier by
the enthusiastic audience.
“throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”
-norman vincent peale
caution: see-sawers in the area
and they are known to be a dangerous bunch
keep your windows up
and your hands in the car.
“the world is but a perpetual see-saw.”
-michel de montaigne
“jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty,
fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.”
kinders find tiny ants, roly-poly’s, and baby spiders
when playing on the sidewalk
and decide to create a playground for them
using all of their pretty chalks.
“everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”