Jayden Hamilton was born in San Bernardino, California in 2002. He is a fifth grader at Preston Elementary School in Rialto, CA. He currently runs track for the school.
Me: When you are playing games at recess, like tag, how do you know who is “it” first?
Informant: We play Shoemaker.
M: What is that?
I: Everybody puts their feet in and we go around the circle singing the songs. Whoever shoe we are on at the song takes their foot out. The last foot in the circle is it.
M: Oh, okay. I remember this when I was a kid. Which one is your favorite song?
I: ummmm … Johnny.
M: How does it go?
I: Johnny ate a boogar and it taste like sugar. Put it in a pot and it tastes like snot. (grins widely)
M: That sounds like something that any little boy would like. (smile)