Monday, April 17, 2017

Time for Play


Bonjour et Bienvenue`a My Little Paris

Hope everyone enjoyed a lovely Easter!! We had our family all here for dinner....it was so nice to spend time together and to catch up with my brother and sister-in-law, whom I haven't seen since last fall. The grandboys were here of course........they give such light to all of our celebrations. 

When they were quite small, two and four, they had a little inflatable boat and I'd float them around in the lake..........they loved it, they'd splash and eat popsicles........it was really special time for me........and they have been asking about it lately, about their little boat. It's long since worn out, and too small, so we bought them a little dingy for Easter. Kids are wonderful, we had it blown up and sitting in the corner of the living room when they arrived that afternoon, and they played in it til it was time to go home later in the evening. 

They have such round,  full imaginations, can build so many stories, be so many places, in their minds..........it's fun to watch.......and, even more fun to be part of.  I found myself thinking that adults would be so much better off if we could just play from time to time. I wonder, at what point in our growing up process do we decide to be "grown ups" and stop living with play? The biggest concern those boys had that evening was whether or not the Easter Bunny would find them on Easter morning. 

I was thinking that we'd all be so much better off if we could set aside some time to just lose ourselves in play. If we could let our imaginations run wild from time to time. When was the last time that you just lost yourself in something? When you opened your mind ........I think the best way to just forget everything and be silly, is, with the boys. Time spent with them leaves me feeling light......and happy.......and yes, even carefree. Our special times are usually by the water.........or shopping, both are things I love to do, and I can bring them into my world and let the experience be even more full because I'm sharing it with them. 

In the boutique, I am having a similar experience. My imagination is running wild and I don't think about everyday, mundane things..........it's all extraordinary, all full of fun and sunlight.......all doable, and, beyond what I ever thought I would do. Sometimes, I think, everyone needs to throw off the shroud of ordinary...........and let what can happen...........happen..............be, extraordinary..........

As Always,
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