I remember when my nephew Sean (my wonderful nephew Sean that is!) lived with me for a couple of years when he was 12, I rediscovered how to play!
It crept up on me but really kicked in full force one day when we were at the beach. He was playing in the ocean, and I was tanning on the beach – of course! (That was back before I was worried about wrinkles and dark spots!) He strayed out a little further than I was comfortable with so, grumpily I might add, I swam out to bring him back closer to shore. Fully intending to get right back out to my reading.
Instead, I played! And played! Dove under the waves, tried to dunk him, tried not to let him dunk me, tried to bodysurf – it was so much fun!
Now of course, I have 30 something little ones to remind me to play! I don’t join in as often as I should but when I do, I’m always glad I did!
Make sure you make some time to play – and not just video games or candy crush! And hey, why not come visit me and play with my kids? So I can take a break and lay on the beach and read!!!