Friday, January 28, 2011
In learning to live life as an adventure the first step is to care a little less what others might be thinking of you. This is why I can sing in the grocery store. Not just sing to myself... my family breaks out in song and if room allows, we are dancing down the aisle. We simply have fun.
When the other three children were asleep my oldest daughter got out of bed to give me a hug. She said I was the best mom. I asked why am I the best mom, and the answer she gave me wasn't what I was expecting. She explained it was because I took them to all the things they wanted to do. I made sure they had food and clean clothes, and I never got to have any fun because I was always taking care of them. Oh my, I was humbled but a bit heartbroken. She didn't think I had fun. Okay, I'm not the go out on the town type of girl, but I don't miss it. I don't date. That's just not where I am at this point in my life. I'm a mom, a daughter, a sister, a friend. I have so much love in my life that I don't consider myself missing anything. I am blessed. So I posed the question to her, "Hey, don't we have fun?" She laughed and said I'm sillier than any mom she knows. There... I'm fun, in my own way. Society has defined fun for her mind in that if I'm not out going and doing that I must be miserable. Hardly. I love my life. I love my friends! That's right, you know who you are. I love my family, and they get me. Fun... well, I'm just getting started. Life for me is defined by the smiles I feel.
So, the next time you see me and my fabulous four out and we're being loud and silly, know that my heart is full, my mind is free and my life is being lived completely!
The title of this blog is actually an idea for a book for fantastic family fun ideas. What's your idea of fun with your kids?
Posted by Sand Castles and Snow Forts at 10:09 PM