When children ask you to play with them, what do you usually tell them? You’re too busy? You have something that you have to do? Or how about, maybe later?
Well, I’m the type that says, “Give me a few minutes, and I’ll be outside.”
And that’s exactly what I did this past weekend.
Destiny asked me Saturday night if I would take her sleigh riding, so Sunday morning we (Tim, Timmy, myself, Destiny, Faith, and Bryson) all bundled up against the cold for a few hours of play in the snow.
Destiny and I made snow angels in the field, then she begged me to help her build a snow castle. It looked nothing like a castle, but in her mind it was beautiful.
We threw snowballs at each other. She thought it was so funny that every time she would hit me or Timmy we would fall down.
Then came time for the sledding.
Now, to most people sledding involves an inner-tube, a sleigh. I’ve even seen people use garbage can lids and car hoods. Our sled involved a green plastic picnic table turned on its top, a rope tied around the front legs and connected onto the back of a pickup truck.
Yes, a pick up truck and a plastic picnic table. Hey, you use what you’ve got!
So I hopped on and tucked Destiny up against me and off we went. Tim drove us around and around the field and Destiny was having the time of her life. Laughing and giggling. It was precious.
As we skidded around, the dogs decided that we were playing a game and joined in the fun. Running around behind the “sled” eating that flying snow.
Finally I got Faith to get on the “sled” with me. As we took off, we realized that it wasn’t Tim driving anymore, but Timmy. We went around the field at what felt like 90 miles an hour. After the fourth or fifth turn we were sent flying into the air. We both laid there laughing so hard and then we were jumped on by the kids and the dogs.
You know, I think that everyone adult and child alike, should remember what it’s like to have fun. To actually play like you did as a child. I feel that it makes you stay young, even if you only stay young at heart!