Don’t you wonder what I’m up to when in the middle of a chapter this morning I had to hit the research button to be sure I remembered correctly the words to a play ground song. Sure enough I had forgotten about ‘sitting in a tree.’
Remember this?….two girls 12 feet apart turn a jump rope, you enter as the rope turns and you jump to a rhyme until you miss. Then you take the place of the rope turner and the next child in line takes a turn. Thank goodness for the little girl that remains within me. She thinks of the most luscious things and has influenced my writing throughout this second novel, Stardust. (working title) She barged into a scene and the next thing I knew, Katherine, the lead character, was singing K I S S I N G.
Hope this playground rhyme brings a smile. I’ve teared up writing it down for you. The long summers of childhood….ah…unlike THIS summer! Tomorrow can’t possibly be August 1, 2014
(Name) and (Name), sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.
Jumping Dutch Doubles