My son demonstrates one sanctioned use of the “pillow room” in his kindergarten class: pile all the pillow up in one corner and jump on them.


The pillow room, he explains, is also where people go when they need to calm down.

And you never, ever jump on pillows if someone is under them. You have to check first. (And the kids do: as I’ve noted before, they’re pretty adamant about enforcing such social norms.)

How many kindergartens have pillow rooms, I wonder?

[To the tune of Jean Sibelius, “The Swan of Tuonela, Op. 22 No. 2,” from the album “Finlandia/Tone Poems.“.]

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