Yep. You guessed it. That's me on the left as a little girl; soaking up summer and having all the fun that could be had in the season that, as a kid, seemed to last an eternity (I'd welcome that misconception back into my life by the way... an eternity-long summer!). The picture on the right was taken by our son on April 16th of this year. He, his sister and I were all having a **BLAST** - an absolute blast - riding toys on our sidewalk that day!
[Side note: It occurred to me quickly that adding "designing, creating, and marketing adult-sized riding toys" might be a worthwhile task to add to my really-long bucket list! Seriously, if any of you out there wanted to create your millions... make us fun-loving parents riding toys in our size so we can get in on our kids' fun too!! Please put me down for the first toy off your assembly line! :) ]
What reminded me of this fun spring day, and moved me enough to blog about it, was the article below. Yesterday, I was able to spend a few minutes reading my January 2017 issue of Good Housekeeping (I'm a little behind in my reading, ha ha. And even funnier is that I haven't been a good housekeeper lately - that irony makes me giggle as well.) Back to my point... the article...
You've gotta read it. It's inspiring and makes you really think about the fun we make ourselves miss out on, simply because we are too busy 'adulting' and think that's what we are 'supposed' to do. Well, phooey. I'm going to get on board with this lady's thinking and add yet another goal to my long bucket list and that is this... be a 'more fun' person and incorporate things I enjoyed as a kid into my adult life. Like she said, "Why not!?!" She definitely inspired me. And got me thinking. And what I'm thinking is this: "I need to stop taking life so fucking seriously!"
I apologize for the poor quality of these. It's 10:00 at night and I'm attempting to take a decent picture when there's a huge glare... in a dark room. Hopefully your device allows you to zoom in and read the words well enough. My apologies; but the article sure is worth reading.
Not a coincidence, probably, that I was inspired enough by Rocky saying this line in Rocky Balboa to post it on my Facebook wall a few weeks before I got in on my own 'Kid Fun' on the riding toys that beautiful day in April :) What other kid things can I take part in and relive from my childhood next!? What do you plan to do!?
I am a wife, mom to two and teacher. I have a lot of things I'd like to go after in this lifetime!