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#100WCGU – Wk63 – Prompt: …and winter will bring… – 104 words – “Maggie”

23 Oct

My Kindergarten class had been asked to find out about the seasons. It was Maggie’s turn.

“Maggie, what can you tell me about summer?” I asked.

“We can go swimming.”

“…and winter will bring…?”

“It gets cold.”

“How about spring?”

Maggie’s eyes lit up, “You get pretty flowers and lots of birds.”

I could see she best liked spring.

“What can you tell me about autumn?”

She hesitated, “They have no clothes.”

“Who does?” I asked puzzled by her answer.

“The trees,” she answered.

I smiled, “Yes, the trees lose their leaves.”

Children find ways of explaining the world as best they can.

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22 responses to “#100WCGU – Wk63 – Prompt: …and winter will bring… – 104 words – “Maggie”

  1. Sally

    October 24, 2012 at 00:36

    How sweet.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 12:57

      Thanks for the comment and my apologies for the late reply.

      I’ve always been fascinated by the child’s eye view of the world. 🙂

       
  2. brudberg

    October 24, 2012 at 01:18

    cute

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 12:58

      Thanks for the comment.

      Years of working with young children has given me many examples of their perspective on the world.

       
  3. Paul

    October 24, 2012 at 01:34

    When I was growing up there was a television show titled “Kids Say The Darnedest Things”. They always have, and always will. I enjoyed this. Very real.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:01

      Thanks for the comment.

      I remember “Kids Say The Darnedest Things”. Was a great show dealing with the child’s perspective and their frankness. 🙂

       
  4. Older Mum (@Older_Mum)

    October 24, 2012 at 01:47

    Trees have no clothes – how lovely!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:02

      Thanks for the comment.

      I had been thinking how a small child might view a leafless tree. 🙂

       
  5. Delft

    October 24, 2012 at 05:52

    From the mouth of the babes. Or a good writer, of course!
    Nice one.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:06

      Thanks for the comment.

      Working with younger children for 30 years gives me many experiences with their world. 🙂

       
  6. The Writers Village

    October 24, 2012 at 08:44

    very nice… trees barely dressed.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:07

      Thanks for the comment.

      I had supposed a child unaware of how to describe a leafless tree would explain in the best way they could.

       
  7. Sandra

    October 24, 2012 at 21:59

    That’s nice. I love the way kids reduce life to simple terms.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:08

      Thanks for the comment.

      It’s their simple terms that can make them charming.

       
  8. Lisa Wields Words

    October 24, 2012 at 22:40

    I love to see the world through the eyes of children.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:09

      Thanks for the comment.

      Their world had always interested over the 30 years I was teaching. 🙂

       
  9. Anonymous

    October 25, 2012 at 07:58

    That’s cute. I could see how she came up with that.

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:10

      Thanks for the comment.

      While I had never actually heard this, I have many examples of children trying to explain their world. 🙂

       
  10. annahalford (@anhalf)

    October 27, 2012 at 21:51

    Out of the mouths of babes… Delightful

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:11

      Thanks for the comment.

      Children do say things we find amusing, especially when said seriously. 🙂

       
  11. shadetheraven

    October 29, 2012 at 18:10

    Innocently adorable! Well done!

     
    • Ross Mannell

      October 30, 2012 at 13:12

      Thanks for the comment.

      Children do have that simplicity adults find charming. 🙂

       

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