Am I the only “grown up” who really misses “playing?”
When I was about 13, my cousin (who is two years younger than I) suddenly decided that “playing” was no longer cool. Since she was my primary playmate, I was pretty ticked off. Why the heck would anyone want to be too cool to play?!
So I resigned myself to playing alone, or when I was at home, I’d play with kids who were a few years younger than I. They weren’t too cool to play, so we got along great.
This somewhat ostracized me from my own age group, but I didn’t care. I had been and still am somewhat of an oddball.
And I’m still pissed that nobody likes to play.
However, since you are actually taking the time to read my blog, I’m going to go ahead and make a broad assumption: You’re an oddball too.
So, fellow oddball, what is your favorite thing to do for play?
Now there are two caveats to this question: I don’t want to hear about video games or playing with children. Both are okay, but both are also rather forced.
I’m talking about playing “tag” or “hide-and-go-seek” or going down the slide; a hilarious board game where you laughed so hard you almost peed yourself; a snowball fight; an adult trip to the local roller-coaster park.
Seriously, what the heck ever happened to “pretend?” How fun was that? Come on…just for a moment, pretend something and let your imagination drag you away. Pretend you just magically *poof!* turned into a flying dragon. Or a horse. Or a cat. What would you do first?
Can you even remember the last time you actually played?
I’m coming to the realization that it’s been way too long since I actually, purposefully took the time out to play. And I don’t like it.
So, with that in mind, I’m going to make today’s post short and sweet. Because I’m going to go and play.
If you lived in my neighborhood, I’d knock on your door and ask if you wanted to come
out. But since you don’t, you’ll have to comment and tell me what you decided to do.
Get up! Let’s go PLAY!