Friday, September 27, 2013

"It's Gone"

Our valuable art shipping crate has been tipped on its side, serving primarily as a table for our bug terrarium and an occasional hideout for quite some time, as long as most of the currently enrolled children probably can remember. Yesterday before the kids came out I tipped it onto its bottom so that it opened toward the sky. I figured the kids might like climbing in and out of it.

Claire was the first one on the scene. She peered into the box and said, "It's gone."

Nico was next. He asked, "Where did it go?"

Yuri asked, "What's gone?"

Claire paused, looked at each of the boys, and with a voice full of wonder, answered, "I don't know, but it's gone."

They stared into the box for a good minute before Nico suggested, "Let's get in."

Claire replied, "We can't. What if it comes back?"

This is why I so prefer our kind of playground over those tidy fixed equipment ones. It takes such minor changes to make it once more new and full of wonder.

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Katherine said...

Looks like Samuel Beckett has been reincarnated in Claire.

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I enjoyed your blog post. It's interesting to see how children react to things. Even if it's something as small as flipping a crate over. It's cool how kids use their imagination, there's no telling what they could be pretending that crate could be!