Geia Sas Fíloi
R my name is Rafail
I live in Rhodes, Greece
My friend’s name is Raisa
We like to play Grandmother Sleeping
We speak Greek
And now we’ll say “Aantio Sasa“
Grandmother Sleeping is similar to Hide and Seek with an imaginative play added. The child who is “It” pretends to be the grandmother and starts to tell a story. But soon, she dozes off and the other players hide. When the grandmother wakes up, she must find the children. The first child found becomes the grandmother.
Welcome to my 2019 Blogging A-Z Challenge. Each day in the the month of April (except Sundays), I will bring you a memory of games and a jump rope song. It is similar to the classic A My Name Is… Do you recognize the chant? A world of children will greet their friends and skip through the alphabet alliterating their name, a friend’s name, and their home city. They will also state their country, the language they speak, and their favorite game. Descriptions of the games are included. I chose games that are played on playgrounds or streets where children negotiate their teams and terms. You may recognize your favorite games that differ only in name. As the alphabet progresses, it becomes apparent that the pursuit of laughter and fun are universal.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.