Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Magical Moment 356, "Eye Witness of Eyewitness News"

Channel 7 Eyewitness News is on our TV pretty often. I'm not a huge news buff, but sometimes I leave it on in the background to somewhat "stay in the loop" of the outside world. But something caught my ear today.

It's been a while since I've been around elementary school age children, and it's been an even longer while since I've been that age myself. I've nearly forgotten the silly games and rituals that take place in the world of a child. Remember the cutie shot? Circle, circle, dot, dot, now I have the cutie shot? Yesterday, I sat through ballet class and listened to 2 young girls discuss their sure-fire routine to create a snow day. It involved putting socks in the freezer, and some interesting rhymes (Zang, zong, zing! Come on sky, do your thing!). I snickered out loud despite myself. But today, I'm not snickering.

The ground is covered with a fresh layer of heavy, wet snow with no signs of slowing down. And today on the news, a reporter interviewed some school age children discussing the very same routine for creating a snow day! Not so silly anymore, these games!

I'm now left wondering 2 things. Was the ritual I was an eyewitness to at ballet class, the one responsible for this massive amount of snow? And does this mean that because I was so religious about getting my cutie shot as a child, that maybe I did actually skirt the dreaded disease?


Anonymous said...

I can't help but love reading about these cute litte rituals and realize the innocence in a child's perspective. I miss the days where my biggest wish in the world was another snow day to cuddle up at home and read a Mary Higgins Clark novel in bed with a cup of hot cocoa.

Beth, I love these little posts knowing you live less than a mile from where I grew up. I'm a News 4 New York girl and a Fox 5 (It's 10PM-Do You Know Where Your Children Are?) local news watcher whenever I am home. The NJ Transit 163 bus was my school bus in high school. That Presbyterian Church at the bottom of my block in Wood-Ridge is where my friends and I would make snow angels in the yard walking back from the bus stop.

I love these posts and the fact that you write about my hometown always brings a smile on my face when I'm out here in the middle of Kentucky!

Keep writing!! I love it!


Steve Gravano said...

The games children play...

Travel Nurse Extraordinaire said...

I think it has nothing to do with it but it is an interesting thought ;). We could all take a lesson from kids. To not take life so seriously all the time and make a rhyme. Enjoy the snow!

laughwithusblog said...

Well thankfully, no, that's not how it works or in this house filled with four children, I would be in BIG trouble! lol

Emelle said...

Saw this on a church sign, "If you are praying for snow, please stop". (!!)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Ro, That was one of the most meaningful comments I've ever gotten! I'm so glad you feel that way. I take the 163 to the city every time I go. I haven't lived here long, but it's my current "home" and I love being a part of it. :)

Steve, thankfully they're nothing more than games! (otherwise, we'd have a lot more snow this year!)

TNE, yes, a nice reminder to loosin up a little!

Esther, and you have an interesting enough time as it is! lol.

Emelle, funny! Snap a picture of it. :)

Paul C said...

'Zang, zong, zing! Come on sky, do your thing!' It sounds convincing to me. Entertaining post.