I allow myself to;
- sweep & mop the kitchen floor so I can endlessly play with my dollar store jacks
- write in my "Hello Kitty" dollar store journal - complete w/a lock & key
- indulge in a big bowl of Captain Crunch
- while watching marathons of The Flintstones, Munsters & Addams Family
- stop & complete any random hopscotch a child has drawn w/side walk chalk
- never step on a crack - don't wanna break my mama's back (LOL!)
- challenge my son to a game of HORSE @ the basketball courts
- belt out the verses to the hand-game "Miss Mary Mack-Mack-Mack...."
- stand behind the fence @ home plate & itch to get out on the soft ball field
- get down really close to watch ants, spiders & catepillers go about their lives
- make funny shapes out of the billions of bubbles while taking a bubble bath
- laugh, deeply & heartily, a lot
- try my hand with PlayDough. It's come a long way...
- discover new things & places w/the wonderment of a child
- spend time throwing rocks into the pond
- racing my son to the car because...
- .... whoever's last is a rotten egg
- watch old episodes of "the Mummy" , "Dracula & "the Werewolf" w/ the covers bunched up around my eyes
- ride my bike, then let go of the handle bars while screaming...
- ..."LOOK MA - NO HANDS!! (to the embarrassment of my son... :-))
- sitting on the floor "Indian Style" to watch a movie, or read a book or ... just sit
- swing high, free & long @ any park I pass w/swings
- ditto for the monkey bars, while wishing I was still nimble enuff to 'skin-the-cat'
- sit in the back yard & blow bubbles for hours
- sing along w/songs I remember from Sesame Street ("come & play; everything's A-okay...."
- belt out the words to any "School House Rock" ("I'm Just A Bill...")
- laugh hysterically @ the same episodes of "The Three Stooges" that I laughed at 40 years ago
- Lay on my bed to read snuggled amongst my 2 giant teddy bears, "Morris Day" & "Cher"
- look at listen & to my mother w/the same admiration I had when I was a little girl
- cause i still see her as the same glamorous elegant beauty queen
- still browse thru my copies of old Nancy Drew, Charlotte's Web, Where the Red Fern Grows & Little Women
**Carry On Tuesday Archives.
Pictures by: me;
the picture of the swings was submitted to our local newspaper & printed. So proud of seeing the caption, "Tracey D. Kenard captures her idea of springtime." :-)
The gorgeous baby girl is my great-niece, Amelia. She filled our visit with a boatload of love... & joy (as you can see...)