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The Pleasure of Childhood

Updated on April 28, 2017
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Juliet Austin- is the Mother to three well rounded Children, the smartest most adorable little Boy calls her Grandma.

One two buckle my shoe,

three four shut the door!

I watched three kids at play.

The jump rope

hits the blacktop, thwack, thwack.

I sit transfixed by my window

I recall another time.

Of another three at play

thwack, thwack, the jump rope hit's the concrete drive

one, two buckle my shoe,

three four shut the door,

five six, pick up sticks.

A misstep and a mischievous grin, from a Daughter

It's my turn the middle son exclaims

a look of mock contempt.

laughter as he takes his turn

One, two, buckle my shoe

thwack, thwack the rope hits the concrete

His Sister pulls the rope taut, causing him to fall

Laughter ensues, "you cheated"

Big brown eyes admonish.

As he chases her in mock anger

The eldest looks on exasperated.

His Sister hangs on to his shirt tail

Peeking over and under too tall limbs.

"If you two don't stop your antics". He declares

Laughingly he grabs her by her feet

Dangling her out of his Brothers reach.

She screeches in delight as he threatens to drop her

They never seem to make it past seven.

I watch with memory filled laden eyes.

Another trio from my window.

As the jump rope hits the blacktop.

Thwack, thwack, thwack.

No one ever seems to make it to seven.

Dear Children- May you always remember what it is like to laugh in the rain to get up and dance when the music plays to love and hold on to Love when it's freely given.

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