"Tell me, what did you do today?"
When children come home
at the end of the day,
the question they're asked
as they scurry to play
is, "Tell me, what did you do today?"
Perhaps "nothing" means that I planted a bean
or counted to 10 with Mrs. Green.
Maybe I painted a picture of red or blue,
or heard a story about a mouse that flew.
Maybe I watched a frog jump today
or went outside 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 five and your heart has wings,
"Nothing" can mean many things.
Good luck at your first day of kindergarten, Lovie, we'll be waiting for the bus to pull back up!