Playground Sounds

You know how you sometimes wish you could bottle a fragrance, and pull it out for special memories on down the road?  When I hear this sound, I always wish it could be captured in the same way.  It’s the happy chatter of the playground.

I live two or three blocks from an elementary school.  I love it when I’m outside during their recess time.  The sound of children playing and laughing comes wafting my way on the breeze, and I think it’s one of the most delightful sounds on the planet.

Just got a whiff of that sound a few minutes ago.   Walked out to my mailbox to gather today’s paperwork, and their happy, giggling, loud voices were just floating all around.   We’ve been in the deep freeze of winter.  It has turned on the proverbial dime.  No wonder they’re excited. They’ve been cooped up for a couple of weeks, and this week it’s no coat required.

Play on kids.  I hope you’re over there truly enjoying the carefree days and innocence of youth.


5 Responses to “Playground Sounds”

  1. Micah says:

    Be sure to listen for Riley! She will be the loudest one instructing the others what to do!

  2. lawanda calton says:

    Yes, I live near the school also. Nice to read your response to the sounds of the playground. I love it, too. And isn’t memory a wonderful gift for us all! I can transport my own self way back over the years to those days of “recess”! It was great!

  3. Marcea Clive says:

    How neat to live close enough to enjoy that.

  4. Linda Davis says:

    Mmmmm love hearing them in the mornings! The sound of sunshine!

  5. Michelle says:

    Precious. I’m going to stop and enjoy that sound when I’m at recess this afternoon taking pictures for the yearbook. I bet I’ll be thinking of you as I do.

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