Maraya Steadman, '89, '90MBA | October 27, 2013 | Notre Dame Magazine
I have spent hours sitting on park benches, playing in the sand, pushing swings, digging sunscreen out of strollers. I have noticed there are cycles at the park, movements around the playground equipment.
In the morning, bright-eyed toddlers and preschoolers, up early, show up to play with tired moms. By afternoon, older children race through the swings and sand boxes. They are free from school and not yet ready for soccer practice. By early evening everyone heads home, it’s time for dinner and bath, for spending time with family, reading stories, going to bed and the last words spoken, “I love you,” before turning off the lights.