Saturday, December 16, 2006

quiet games

There's a fairly long stretch of the Christmas show when G-dog and I are waiting outside an entrance with a couple of kids. The doors open right into the audience, and the story teller is telling a story, so we have to be very very quiet in a little hallway for 10 minutes or so, which is challenging for a couple of 8- to 10-year-olds. (And for me and G, but that's a different story.) We've gone through and rejected, for loudness, several games. Thumb wrestling, for example - you'd think it would be quiet, but it involves debates.

Well, today when G and I got to the entrance, another cast member was sitting, lotus-y, at the top of the stairs, meditating. And what did the kids do? Sat down across from him and imitated him. Right down to the silence and everything. Why didn't we think to suggest the meditation game before??

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