Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Childlike fun is on the menu, today.

What fascinating cards today! We have Six of Cups, the Page of Pentacles, and the Sun! Today, let's think about children, or ourselves as children. What did you like to do for fun when you were a kid? Do you still do it? Or, has it fallen off by the side of the road? If the answer to the first question is yes, then good onya and keep doing it (or perhaps find a newer, more fun way to update it so it suits you even better as you are today). If you answered no, well then, it's time to return to your roots. Take a few minutes right now and write down a quick list of the things you loved to do when you were younger. Did you play make believe? Fight dragons? Climb trees? Read books? Ice skate? Take karate lessons? Play trumpet? What was fun? Once you have them written out, circle the top three that were your favorite activities. Your mission should you choose to accept is to find a way to do at least one of these things today. It doesn't have to be a big deal. If you don't have time to go out and find a trumpet that you can play, take a minute and find a youtube video that features trumpet. Then, listen, really listen and enjoy the heck out of it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGlApx8lTIg

If you loved climbing trees and live in a place where there just aren't any climbing trees around, why then you can perhaps go and sit under a tree for lunch. Or, again let the internet come to the rescue and look at some images of great climbing trees.

If you have kids, play with them today. After school, after homework, make an evening of it. Grab the latest fun game, video, book, etc. and enjoy it together. Make a dinner that's not entirely healthy (mac and cheese anyone?), eat it together, and laugh. If it's clear out in your area tonight, grab a star chart and star gaze.

On a slightly more sober note, be practical about your kids today. Make sure they're all okay and have what they need. They will always push their limits, but remember, you're the parent, and you will always know more than they do. :)

Whatever it is you do tonight, find the joy in it and you will be amazed at how much fun you have, even with the simplest things.

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