We had little visitors at the store today.
Okay, I didn’t mean the dinosaurs. They are all lined up waiting to hear a story. We had other little visitors. Gillian & Gabriella brought their Mom, Dad, and Nana to see us.
The carpet squares are for storytime. We never specified if they were for children or dinosaurs. Today, they were for both.
And for giraffes too.
Story time is a LOT more fun with a big audience!
I think they’re all listening. I’ve never seen storytime hold such keen attention!
There always has to be one who wants to be in the front blocking the view but this time, nobody complained!
Mom and Dad are still the best audience when the kids are the ones doing the reading!
Gabriella and Gillian – Thanks for coming by today and being such great girls. The dinosaurs are STILL talking about storytime and they can’t wait to do it again.
And bring Mom, Dad, and Nana back with you too, but next time, make sure they behave!
Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do, and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sandbox at nursery school.
These are the things I learned:
Don’t hit people.
Put things back where you found them.
Clean up your own mess.
Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody.
Wash your hands before you eat.
Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.
Live a balanced life.
Learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Take a nap every afternoon.
When you go out into the world, watch for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
Be aware of wonder.
Remember the little seed in the plastic cup? The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why, but we are all like that. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup — they all die. So do we.
And then remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: look.
Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule and love and basic sanitation. Ecology and politics and sane living.
Think what a better world it would be if we all — the whole world — had cookies and milk about 3 o’clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world, it is best to hold hands and stick together.
~ Robert Fulghum ~