At top of stairs on way to the bus after a hike.
Stairs on the hiking trail.

Stairs, stairs, stairs...we encounter countless stairs through out our day. To get to the train platform. To get to the front door. To get to the top of the mountain. Everywhere we turn there are stairs. And frankly, we have mixed feelings about all these stairs. On the one hand, it is a cardio workout sprinkled throughout the day. On the other hand, it is a cardio workout sprinkled throughout the day.

Elevators are an option sometimes, but usually they take longer than running up the stairs, which if you happen to be a teenager, doesn't matter. Maureen is happy to use any and all elevators when given the option - and when she comes home from school, she has the option. In our apartment building, Maureen is a diehard elevator enthusiast even though we only live on the second floor.
Looking down our staircase from outside our front door.
I can understand why she is sick of stairs as the poor girl has to go up three flights of stairs to get to the 8th grade floor of her middle school every day - that's a lot of stairs! Just ask her...
Today's  poem is dedicated to my Maureen who gets a bit hySTAIRical about stairs:

if it's a step down
it's a good thing
©2017, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.


Jeanette Rebello said...

Does Maureen share your love of writing?
If so, I hope that some day she is inclined to share her experiences of Switzerland, and I hope I get to read about them. What a new world for an American 8th grader!

Linda B said...

One response is that an Apple phone or fitbit would love counting those stairs! But it is certainly a different world you're encountering, stairs and quiet. If one is late arriving home, does one take off the shoes? Love the poem. Will you post on Maureen's wall?

Bridget Magee said...

Mo is not into writing, but I get her approval before I write a post about her. In fact she helps me come up with the subjects of many of the posts and takes many of the pictures. In fact this post was her idea...she really does not like stairs. =)

Bridget Magee said...

I've thought about a fitbit - I always wonder how many steps I take during the day.
Yes, we take our shoes off at the door. Maureen was happy with poem and post - she always has veto power. =)

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