"What did you see?"
Updated: Sep 28, 2018
Last week we celebrated Dr. Seuss. Everyone knows that the imagination of Theodore Geisel is absolutely wonderful. It has always been one of my goals to foster the imagination in the children with whom I work. Dr. Seuss wrote a book, To Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. The book is about a little boy whose father asks him the question, "What did you see on the way home from school?" The little boy doesn't like the mundane so he embroiders on it. I asked my class what they saw on the way to school this morning. Kiera said, "I saw a road, grass, a tree and streetlights." I asked her what she could say that would make her story funny and interesting. She did not miss a beat. "There was a chipmunk on the grass handing nails to a squirrel in the tree who was hammering all his nuts to the tree. When I asked her about the streetlights, she replied, "Ms. Nisha, how could I have seen the chipmunk and squirrel without the streetlights!" Children, kids are what give my life color, flamboyance, adventure, fun, wonder. They are among my most precious blessings. For all who prefer children to kids, I grew up when children should be seen but not heard. Kids are the essence of children, the curiosity, the truth, the love, the mischief, the daring, the spontaneity, the imagination. I love kids!