Duck Duck Goose


Children’s games never leave us. We remember them and teach them to the kids in our lives. When I was in Ontario last year I had taught my friend’s children “Mother, may I?” This summer when I returned they pleaded with Aunt Zooey to play it again. They had been practicing and were anxious to show me how well they could do.  We all may not have excelled at games such as Duck Duck Goose because we were not agile enough but other games were perhaps more forgiving of our deficiencies. I am glad that these children were able to make a somewhat competitive game fun.

These activities as children shape us. Did we have fun or were our self-esteems shattered? I sat watching this duck float on the water on the weekend and delighted in its freedom. No running. No chasing. Simply floating amidst the colourful reflections of the season. Care-free….as children should be.

When was the last time you had a care-free afternoon?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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2 Responses to Duck Duck Goose

  1. Dan St.Yves says:

    I hope to have one this afternoon 🙂

  2. sstyves says:

    That is a ducky idea!

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