Children’s games never leave us. We remember them and teach them to the kids in our lives. When I was in Ontario last year I had taught my friend’s children “Mother, may I?” This summer when I returned they pleaded with Aunt Zooey to play it again. They had been practicing and were anxious to show me how well they could do. We all may not have excelled at games such as Duck Duck Goose because we were not agile enough but other games were perhaps more forgiving of our deficiencies. I am glad that these children were able to make a somewhat competitive game fun.
These activities as children shape us. Did we have fun or were our self-esteems shattered? I sat watching this duck float on the water on the weekend and delighted in its freedom. No running. No chasing. Simply floating amidst the colourful reflections of the season. Care-free….as children should be.
When was the last time you had a care-free afternoon?