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Age Does Matter in Crisscross Applesauce

Age three, crisscross apple sauce, hands in your lap.
Age five, scooting a few inches, to let whole class in.
Age twenty-three, fresh out of college, a brand new teacher,
Criss-cross applesauce in the circle with your kindergarteners.

Age thirty-four, sitting on chair, in crisscross circle with kids.
Age forty-four, attempt at crisscross on floor, kids snickering.
Age fifty-five, on chair again, in crisscross circle with kids.
Age sixty-eight, on floor, crisscross for thirty minutes. 

Legs fall asleep, can barely stand. Would kick myself if I could.
No idea this was going to happen. Standing unsteadily, 
Both feet asleep. One of the third graders comes over and hugs me.
Thanks me for coming, and I cannot walk out the door yet.

Age does matter.

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Date: 9/7/2019 7:14:00 PM
This made me laugh... I love saying that "age doesn't matter", but well, yes- in a few things (like crisscross applesauce) it does begin to make a difference! :P Love this adorable write! ;)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/7/2019 10:26:00 PM
It sure was embarrassing. I could not MOVE or WALK or anything for a few minutes. Happened on Friday.
Date: 9/7/2019 10:45:00 AM
haha, the ages and stages of this activity. Lucky for me, I have never had to do this. I can't even sit on the floor any more. My legs are too inflexible for it!!
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 9/7/2019 10:26:00 PM
I am on the floor thinking "can I get up?" BARELY was the right answer.