When I tell people live in Lancaster County, PA, they often ask me if I see a lot of horse and buggies. The answer is yes. It’s almost a daily thing if we leave the house. In fact, sometimes we don’t even have to leave home to see them. Early in the pandemic, Isabelle and I once sat outside our house for a half-hour writing poetry. In that time, we saw and heard had three horse and buggies go by on the high road, which we can see from our house! So, seeing horse and buggies has become a part of my children’s landscape.
I was working in my office and got a photo sent to me of the kids playing outside. If there weren’t an explanation, I would’ve wondered why they were walking so close to one another with Ari holding both ends of a pool noodle around Isabelle’s waist. But then I saw the caption, which read:
Ari is playing horse and buggy.
I burst out laughing! I turned around, hopped out of my desk chair, and bounded towards the door so I could see for myself. Sure enough, I discovered my 11-year-old daughter humoring her 5-year-old brother, so he could play horse and buggy with her. Classic.
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Kids find all kinds of fun. I read a slice earlier this week about kindergartners who actually got on each other’s backs to play horses at recess.
Oh, that’s cute!
She’s a cute horse! Love how you captured the moment, both how you found about it and how you reacted to it!
I love how each of our communities has a unique quality. It would be so interesting for me to see a horse and buggy go by! What a neat moment you captured!
In the more touristy parts of the county, they offer horse and buggy rides. So, if you’re ever out here, you can take one!
Love this! What a delight
Ha! Love this. I hope he has turn signals, too!
Ha! That would be awesome. As you may know, many of the enclosed buggies do have turn signals.
Stacey, children can be so imaginative with just a couple of props. I love that Ari thought up a new way to amuse himself and Isabelle gladly obliged him. I remember years-ago slices when you were writing about Isabelle’s adventures in life.
Yes! She’s a whole new person as a big sister!
I am glad that you were fast enough to go and see the action in real time. Horses and buggies – you may take it as a given where you live, I think that for most people the sight is unusual.
Indeed it is! We didn’t have any back in Harrisburg, which is where we lived for 10 years prior to moving here.
Such a charming slice of life! Imaginative play is the best.
Oh, I love it! Isabelle is a great big sister! Ari has a wonderful imagination! Just love the way they invent games and ways to play together – so great!
It’s fun to watch the things they do together. Lately, it’s been a lot of puzzles (up to 500 pieces) so it’s good to see them engage in imaginative play too.