Crayon Panda in Cartersville, Georgia, inspired this poem and is the setting of the picture. Mothers will understand.
This isn't the space for work.
It's a time for magic,
The children's freedom to slide
into the ball pit,
while we adults just sit
may be worth a weekend of therapy.
In the center of this colorfully controlled chaos,
we practice peace,
set to toddler's drum beats,
sock-covered feet thumping against
There is more at play here
than 5-year-olds' imaginations.
There is the grace of brighter dreams.