Let's play Mother May I?
How about red light?
I was just at recess with a bunch of elementary school kids trying to organize a friendly game, and no one knew any of these games. In fact, one child asked me what SYSTEM it was for. HUH? WTF?
So I took it upon myself to teach them how to play red light. And we play for 20 minutes straight. Pink, purple, green, orange.. RED LIGHT! Oh what fun!!
Then I teach them Mother may I? NO, everyone doesnt' have to ask for the same 5 giant steps every single time. I show them the ruler. The bunny hop. The scissors. The leap. Then they fianlly get it.. and start making up their own steps. Everyone was getting along. I mean EVERYONE. Nobody was left out. Nobody was walking around alone. Nobody was being the bully. The geek. The loner.
It was perfect. Until I heard the one little voice ask, " how do I do that summersault thing?"
I blame the parents. As I roll my eyes and turn to answer this poor little thing... I gasp as I see the same color of green eyes looking at me with a puzzled look.
The little voice was my 8 year old. A summersault? Seriously?
Note to self: get kids outside and teach them what a forward roll... aka.. summersault is. Before they embarrass me any further.
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