Oh! Kids!!

There’s a school a block from my house and every morning my street is over-run with ten to twelve year olds.

They laugh as they walk to school, shout and call to each other. They run between groups, their bodies busting with energy and spirit. They’re lithe and young and free, and they radiate an almost blinding vitality — their whole lives strech before them, crowded with limitless possiblities, and their exuberance can be felt in the air.

One of these days, I’m going to hide in the bushes with a hose.


7 thoughts on “Oh! Kids!!

  1. Jolvin says:

    They may have more fun that you do…with that hose thing you know

  2. Vijay says:

    Ganga.. I am sure you were that way in school as well 🙂

  3. dharmabum says:

    sounds like a plan. may i conspire? 😛

    picasso has said, “every child is an artist. the problem is to remain an artist once we grow up”

  4. Jolvin says:

    You’ve been tagged… see here

  5. Abaniko says:

    I love your place. The kids’ noise can be music to ears. Their mirth is contagious. Imagine the world without kids. Gloomy.

  6. Watching children bustling with energy always energises me. You lucky you.

  7. Vijay says:

    Talking about kids, laughter and mirth.. heres an interesting post.. http://www.freakedoutfathers.com/2007/12/07/tee-hee/

    Heres some interesting points from the post:

    1) The peak age for laughter for human beings is 4 years old

    2) 4 year olds laugh on average 400 times a day, or once every 4 minutes!

    3) By the time we’re 42 (the age I’ll be in 2008), we’re down to laughing 15 times a day (actually, that’s 15 times a day more than many adults I know!)

    4) Follow a 4-year-old around for a day, laugh at everything they laugh at and you’ll be less-stressed, saner and healthier overall.

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