Children do not lead simple lives. They travel their backyards and living rooms in what seems an idyllic innocence, and yet if you look closely you can see them struggling to decipher the world around them. In a single day they can experience a range of emotions from frustration, pride, and pleasure, to despair. As they play they are practicing how to navigate this often rocky terrain. For ten years I watched this daily drama unfold on ‘Tuttle Road’.