Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Heads or Tails

Today's edition, brought to you by Skittles Place, is HEADS - WONDER *or TAILS - WANDER.

“Recess!” the teacher announces. Everyone in second grade hurries outside to claim their piece of playground equipment and space. I wander to the edge of the playground which is surrounded by tall pines and majestic oaks. “Hmmm,” I think to myself, “this would be a great place to play house!”

I set about gathering piles and piles of pine needles, unconcerned about the dust and debris spoiling the cleanliness of my green, cotton dress. The mounds of pine needles form the walls of my imaginary house, and I draw a line in the dirt where each door and window should be. Just as I’m about to begin my game, after meticulously “building” my house, the teacher calls, “Recess is over!”

Disappointed, I wander aimlessly back toward the school building, back toward the monotony of math and reading. I wonder if my house will be there tomorrow?


  1. It will remain in your memory and heart :)

  2. That is so adorable! I miss those days of youth and imagination. Great post.

    Happy Thursday.

  3. Awwww - what a very wonderful post! I still love to play 'pretend' :-)

  4. I spent untold DAYS doing that! With leaves, snow, anything. I actually saw my perfect home in those leaves. the power of imaginative play. My HoT is here. Thank you.

  5. Recess was the best part of school sometimes :-)
    If you haven't seen "That Thing You Do" you will like it, I promise. It has a nice story and is set back in the 60's. Thanks for coming over to my HoT!!

  6. Oh, that's one sweet memory. Pretend was so much fun then! Great post!

  7. Wandering and wondering through a child's eyes is always the most effective for me. Those wonderings are still so vivid after all these years. Great post.


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