When I woke up yesterday my four year old daughter turned to me and said, “Today we are going to go somewhere to get some ice cream and then we can come home and blow bubbles. Does that sound good Mommy?” and I thought to myself, “Ahh, to be four again!”
I shared this thought on my Facebook wall and others seemed to agree that Lily’s idea was right on, so I got to thinking – yea, why not?! – and so my Tuesday became #OperationIceCream&Bubbles. Of course there were things that still needed done at home, but once we had lunch we set off to town with our goal in our sight and we took it down with lightening precision!
I’m not sure about you, but it’s been a while since I did something like this. I take the kids to the park, we go see movies and do other special things from time to time, but I can’t remember the last time I used their imagination to form our day (if ever!). It was a rewarding experience and I look forward to doing it again soon. We had a lot of fun and it’s a day I won’t soon forget – and I’m sure the girls won’t either. And you know what? I think there for a while, I did feel four again!
I have to admit, I don’t always remember how to interact with my children – as children – but when I make the effort it really pays off. I love how much they teach me!
What are some of your favorite things to do with your children and how do you stay on top of remembering how it is to ‘be a kid’?