When Mea was in second grade, we still had to have conversations about getting the sillies out, not planning her day around making people laugh, and listening to the teacher.
Her comment to us was, I feel that I could use more recess time to get out my sillies. I don’t get enough recess right now to do that.
It was probably because she had heard this from somewhere else that she shared it so pointedly.
She repeated it to us because she recognized the truth of this fact in her life.