"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Daily Life, 27

First Grade, helping them get their snow boots on for before-school recess:

Kristen*: Did you know there are two cats who live in that little shack near the school?

Me: Really? They must be cold today.

Kristen*: No, they're not. They snuggle up to each other to keep warm.

Me (Struggling with a stubborn shoelace): Oh.

Kristen*: Yes. I think they might like to come out and take a walk to see this beautiful day

Me: Hmmm, maybe. It's cold outside for kittens.

Kristen*: No, they're cats. I'm going to invite them to come to my house and give them
a ride in my car.

Me: Hmmm. What does your Mom think of that idea?

Kristen*: I don't know yet.

*Kristen is, of course, not this completely sweet child's name.


Anonymous said...

I finally got on here to see this, and it made me smile. Stories about the mom and daughter cat are a common story theme, and we often 'invite' them to our house on our way home from school. Thanks for sharing. :)

Karla (Educationalheretic) said...

It's fun to imagine a continuing story line...maybe someday that mom and daughter cat will find their way into a children's book. :-)
Thanks for commenting!