Conversations with Playground Princesses


Today in Western New York it was one of those first spring days when it felt like spring – warm spring – was really here for good. Not only was no jacket required, but you could actually venture outside and feel gentle warmth and not bitter cold on bare arms and legs.

So, as soon as all our little students arrived at school, we raced outside to the playground.

Among the chirping of the robins was the falsetto operatic voices of some of our three and four-year-old girls.  They sang as they followed each other up and down the play equipment, down the slide and through the tunnel.

I had to ask what they were playing.

“It’s Princess Day!” One of them said.

So, what is on the agenda of Princess Day?

“We stayed in bed all morning, went on an acorn hunt, scrubbed the floor, went to the ball, and then we went to sleep.”

… .. Not bad. It’s all in a day’s work for the playground princesses.

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About stacylynngittleman

I have been a public relations professional and reporter -- and always thought I would live in the New York Metro area - before my husband took a job in Rochester, New York. Most in Metro New York can't find Rochester on a map,and neither could I before we moved. I am now a columnist and a freelance writer for Rochester's only daily newspaper, the Democrat & Chronicle. I also am passionate about gardening, fitness and most of all, Jewish education and Israel Advocacy. Here's my perspective on Western New York living - the good, the bad, and the snowy.

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