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What Did You Do Today?
When children come home at the end of the day,
the questions they're asked as they scurry to play
is "Tell me, what did you do today?"
And the answer they give makes you sigh with dismay,
"Nothing, I did nothing today."
Perhaps "nothing" means that I made a clay creature,
or counted to 10 with my teacher.
Maybe I painted a picture red or blue,
or heard a story about a mouse that flew.
Maybe I wrote my name today
or went out on the swings to play.
Maybe today was the very first time,
that my scissors followed a very straight line.
Maybe I led a song from beginning to end,
or played with a special brand new friend.
When you're only 5 and your heart has wings
"Nothing" can mean so many things!
I received this poem from a parent, because her daughter would give the "nothing" response when she was asked about what she did in school. A collegue gave it to her, and she in turn gave it to me. I'm sure many of you hear the same thing, so I thought I'd share it with you. I'm not sure who the author is. I'll try to find out.