It is the quiet game The teasing continues
is among my Mommy favorites more than 40 years later
especially behind the wheel "No teams! No winning!
and the chattering moves from "No Losing! No keeping score!"
gentle shuffle step to full fledged So bold for the church mouse me to
clogging and body slamming and I say... Speak up! I insisted, this courageous
"Time for a new game! Let's see little me almost to Carteret Park
who can stay the quietest the longest! No one else understood my horror
Oh, I bet you are all really good And the strong responsibility I felt
at this one! Oh, my my my my my..." of continually being at cause for losing
Quiet Not winning
Quiet Never victorious
Snore? Not the one on my father's proud shoulders
Quiet Brothers smirking
Small giggle Didn't get it
More small giggles (Will never get it!)
Not so tiny anymore giggles So why does this little me
Maybe I should start letting my kids still shout from memory
use electronics in the car afterall to be heard
maybe not.... Maybe Not......