There go the grown-ups
To the office, to the store
Subway crush, traffic rush
Don’t grow up anymore
Eva Merriam Jamboree Rhymes for All Times, quoted in Lucy Calkins Raising Lifelong Learners
We watched the neighborhood hawk for what seemed like an eternity today. It was right outside our windows. I wanted to watch, but kept thinking about all that needed to be done before nap. I was thrilled to see it then wanted it to fly away so we could get back to work. The King needed to finish his reading and writing, The Sage needed to finish making and cutting hearts. It is hard to remember the need of not doing, the need of watching, the need to be slow. As a grown-up, I’m still not grown-up and must remember that it takes a lot of slow to grow.