Tag Archives: childhood

Put Your Potatoes In

“Put your potatoes in,” 8 year old Susie yelled enthusiastically, and held out a single fist, knuckles to the side. We formed a quick circle around her, in just a few seconds, and each of us pushed two balled up, … Continue reading

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Creativity, Out of Necessity……Toys, Housewares, and the FIFA World Cup

My children lack imagination. Now I mean them no disrespect.  My boys are smart and funny and resourceful.  But when it comes to the good old-fashioned, nitty-gritty, sock-puppet type of imagination, they are sorely lacking.  And depending on your age … Continue reading

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The Dirt Under My Nails

When I was a girl, the neighborhood kids played outside from the moment we were excused from the dinner table each evening until the moment the street lights came on.  And if we didn’t respond immediately to those tell-tale lights, … Continue reading

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