When children come home
At the end of the day,
There’s a question they’re asked
As they scurry to play.
“Tell me, what did you do in school today?”
“Nothing. I did nothing today!”
Perhaps nothing means that I played with blocks.
Tied my own shoes, or found beautiful rocks.
Maybe the monarchs hatched today.
Or maybe I found a new friend to play.
Maybe today was the very first time
My scissors followed a very straight line.
Perhaps I learned a new song, and sang all the words,
Or I touched a feather from the strangest of birds.
When you’re in preschool and your heart has wings,
“Nothing” can mean some wonderful things!