Me in a Tree

Archive for October, 2012


“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

- George Bernard Shaw


The other day, I was lying on the couch in my living room reading. In the apartment above me I heard the characteristic thumping and chatter of children.


“Cool,” I thought. “Kids in the building. Maybe I can play with them.”


Let me qualify that statement by first saying that I am not really a lover of children. I am not really……… maternal. I like my own siblings – I am mildly obsessed with my baby brother, even though he hates me – and sometimes the children of close friends grab my heart strings a little.


But I am not one of those women who looks at a child and gets a throb in the general direction of her womb and goes “OHMYGOSH………..I WANT THAT TINY HUMAN.”


NO Mostly, I think of how terrified I am of night feedings and explosive diapers and the boundless energy that little people seem to have.

Kids in Motion

Thumpers and Squealers