Thursday, May 27, 2010
Kidding Around At The Playground
Yesterday I met a friend and her kiddos at a neighborhood playground. It was a beautiful park and the kids had a great time. Times have changed and there was some interesting looking equipment I wanted to try out. Being a kid from the 70’s, if the park had a slide and swings we were all set for hours of fun. Anyway, I decided to try these ‘twirly-make you dizzy’ contraptions for myself. All I can say is, “I had so much fun!” Aside from hanging on for dear life, I laughed the entire time. The best part was the expression on the kid’s faces when I got off. They were sort of, “did you just see that grown up on our playground equipment, having fun”? After I was done with my little fun on the twirlys, I wondered why we don’t play like that anymore. I guess in our teens it’s not cool so we never go back. No wonder most of us dislike aging; it’s just a reminder of what we gave up, fun. Got any tips to share that foster your kid-like spirit?