Okay, Listen Here

Okay, Listen Here

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Do you ever wish you could go back to school just to have the pure joy of recess again?  My new classroom is right beside the playground and I can hear children as they are playing on the swings and slides or just running around in general having fun. This is especially evident late in the school day after they have had a long day of hard work in their classrooms.

I have never been the most outdoorsy person, even in the best of circumstances but I can sure remember the long ago joy of recess.  There wasn't a teacher to look over my shoulder and boss me around!  I could be the boss of the other kids, and often was.  I could choose to swing or slide or even just hang out in the concrete culverts that we called the "Tunnels of Love" because they were painted red.  Ahhhh, those were the days!

Now, as an adult, I don't ever seem to have a recess.  Oh, I sometimes have a day where I don't have as much to do but I don't really seem to ever get that pure joy like I did as a child where I feel as if I can just do what ever I want for a few minutes.  Maybe I should try to join the kids on the swings.

What do you do to recapture your joy or when you need a recess from life?


  1. Oh, I remember recess. Those were the days, merry-go-rounds, swings, and slides, kick ball, and tag. Narry a care in the world, except who would chose you to play on their team. ;)

    I often wonder what it would be like to sit idle for a bit and look around with the eyes of a child. What view of the world would we have?

    Thanks for taking me back. There's nothing like hearing the laughter of children.

  2. Kathy, you are so right that a child's world veiw and ours are usually very different!