Celebrate with Ruth Ayres Writes …. because we need to celebrate moments in our lives every chance we get.
We went out to play on the last Friday of September. Fall was in the air, and we’d been looking longingly out the window at birds and clouds flying free in the the blue sky.
As we raced onto the soccer field, all our cares left in a heap of books and pencil cases at the edge of the field, it did not matter that we didn’t have anything to play with – just a green field, our classmates, and our imaginations.
Duck duck goose.
Who can cartwheel the fastest?
We laughed, we goofed around, we yelled our heads off. We discovered that Will could run like the wind, that it was impossible for Zach to get tired no matter how much he ran. We learned that someone we thought was rather quiet actually had a lot to say, and that someone we thought shy was … NOT! The outdoors, and a whole period to just “be!”, brought us closer together.
We sixth grade Smithlings work hard…but every once in a while, we just need to play.