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 reporter and public relations professional for over 30 years, specializing in profile features and investigative longform writing. During my career I've profiled WWII Honor Flight Veterans, artists and musicians and have written on topics that range from environmental and gun control issues to Jewish culture. Click around on my writing samples plus read my blog on my personal life raising three kids over 27 years and three cities.

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