Friday, January 30, 2009

The Kid in Me

Thought: Laugh loudly and heartily at least once a day, preferably with others.
Thought: Do at least one spontaneous, silly thing once a day.
Thought: Adults should get a minimum of twenty minutes of play time once a day.

Today was a nice balance of productivity and fun.

The fun occurred at my friend Irma's house. She and I and her sister-in-law, Tara, had lunch, watched the movie Duck Soup, and went for a leisurely walk.

Lunch was a treat for the senses. Irma made a nice salad with avocado and vinegar, butternut squash soup flavored with curry spices, and homemade whole wheat bread. Amazing!

Warming and filling for the body.

I had never seen a Marx Brothers movie before. Irma and Tara grew up on them. I told them I had always, since watching the Gilmore Girl's episode with the Marx Brothers movie party, wanted to see Duck Soup. So, we watched it and laughed until we cried.

Warming and filling for the soul.

Then we went for a walk. We took photos. We slogged through knee high snow to swing on the swing set at the park. We fell in the snow helping each other up and giggled while shaking snow out of everywhere.

Warming and filling for the heart.

My inner child was wide awake.

Which got me to thinking, kids have playtime and, I think are generally happier and more care-free than most adults. Playrooms in every work place and a mandatory 20 minutes of playtime built into the work day would be good for everyone.

What do you think? What would/do you do for playtime once a day?

1 comment:

  1. What a great day! I have to say the time I spend on blogs is my playtime, not physical, but fun. I have a lot of horses and sometimes there is playtime there as well. I like you idea.