Camper to parents: Making friends, having good time Send snacks. Miss the dog. Written under duress, this is the shortest letter that the little girl was permitted to send. The letter home reward was a popsicle — she hoped that she got a red one, which you could get only if you were the first kid to… Continue reading Letter Home
She points to our toes Then to her buckled sandals — Paint her toenails pink! Smart, active toddler is speedy, decisive in where she goes and what she wants. At a bridal shower, she plopped down onto the floor, pointing from one set of polished toes to another. Guesses were laughed over what she was… Continue reading Young Poems
Boy clutches toy duck Man and child hurtle To sand castle moat Yesterday morning was brilliant sun, fresh breeze, proud puffy clouds against azure blue sky. The man and his toddler flew down the road on a bike with the child’s seat set just behind the handlebars, for clear view and protective hold. Helmeted… Continue reading To the Beach!
I was eight. My classmates were reading their creative stories out loud. Standing at the front of the class, the child read their words until another student caught a mistake in grammar, wording, or story logic. Most kids managed to stammer a few sentences before arms flew up, errors were identified, and Sister Mary Agnes… Continue reading Coming Around Again