Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Honorable Mention: Another Nation

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."
~ Don Marquis

It’s so easy to put things off when you’re working with kids. It’s even easier doing things yourself rather than having kids do it. I’m talking about ‘Clean Up Time’.
Even coming back from winter breaks or vacations….kids get ‘Clean Up Time Amnesia’. Comes with the territory, people- I stopped getting upset and frustrated long ago….I simply removed many of the materials in their environment that had lots of little parts…removed lots of 'clutter' they were normally good about cleaning up. Put in some new fresh play dough, moved around some furniture…you know, till we eased back into our routine.
I often think of an old Chinese Proverb when I feel like throwing in the proverbial towel, "He who stands still in life walks backwards". I got that out of a fortune cookie when I was ten...I remember it to this day.
As For Don Marquis, he has a good point. Any form of 'art' is in the eye of the beholder...some art is messy, confused and muddled. People that come from the nation of ‘Procrastination’(I suppose we all have at one time or another).....well, let's just say, we can choose to live someplace else.

*Thanks to my friend Andrea Wright for this quote.

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