Miss Goldman, P.E. instructor extraordinaire,
had the whole school out on the playground this morning......
including the principal.
It was the Annual Jump Rope for Heart Field Day.
As Prince's Official Adopted Grandmother, I was an honored guest.
There were non-competitive games on the grass,
but this year I stayed on the cement, watching,
along with those astonished boys,
as a teacher showed her stuff.
She wasn't the only one having a good time.
Some held one end of the rope for those in line
watching as amazing things happened
The kid really had hops
Yes, he's on his fingertips.
And this one is inches off the ground while flipping the rope and jumping.
Other girls were jumping, too,
even if their clothing was often less than hospitable to the activity
She didn't let tradition get in the way of fun.
She jump-walked all around the concrete.
Next year, this one will wear sneakers:
There was attitude in abundance
although some of it turned to shyness when approached
There was much preparation
And there was much jumping.
It was a wonderful morning.
There were two members of the Amphitheatre School Board sharing the joy.
"It seems these kids give as much to you as you do to them."
Truer words have never been spoken.