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Play Keeps The Heart Light

Bonjour, mon ami!

Why don't we play anymore as adults? Why don't we play with our families? It's not only a great way to bond with older members of the family. But it is also a great way to learn who the little ones are becoming as human beings.

We don't talk to our children enough. We don't get to know the real them. We allow them to make their own decisions and we allow for them to tell us who they are on their own accord. But do we take the time to sit down with them, hang out with them, and watch how their little brains go from one train of thought to another train of thought?

I find it easy to tune out my children during high moments of stress, which during the pandemic is about 50/50 (#LordSaveMe). I have to really dial in and make a conscious effort to sit there and listen. No phone, no food on the stove, no other thoughts in my head. I just sit and watch them play. Sometimes they ask me to play with them and I do very casually. But I am mostly watching them. I am recording their every move in my memory bank. They are so very precious and so very creative.

If you have the pleasure of playing imaginary games with a child (#ActionFigures, #Dolls, #ILikePinkAndBlue), listen to the stories they create. Their brains are so wild and untamed. It is so very beautiful to watch their little brains develop. They come up with storylines and jokes and they make themselves laugh, which makes you laugh. Laughing together and creating inside jokes with one's family can be very healing (#NamasteBitches). I believe that my children save me every day (#AngelsOnEarth) because they keep me grounded. They remind me what really matters in life (#Love, #LoveIsTheNewMoney, #ILiveInAbundance).

Play, my loves. Even if you don't know a kid in sight, find your sense of play and creativity. Do what makes you giddy. Play keeps the heart light (#IDontWantToGrowUp, #ImAToysRUsKid).

Yours Truly,

(#MerryMarie, #ChristmasSprite)

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