Do you have time to play?

Monday, March 28, 2011

This weekend, I got a reminder that we have to let kids be kids because before we know it, they would no longer be Peter Pan.

So when my youngest asked me while I was editing and revising my book, I couldn’t help but put my work on hold and attend to my first real job – being a mom!

“Mom, do you have time to play Wii Just Dance?” asked my 10yo as he touched my shoulders with his cherub-like fingers and pressed his soft velvety skin against mine.

Who can deny such cuteness?

Needless to say, I got up and went down to the den to play a few “Wii Just Dance”.
I, too, was a kid at that moment. We laughed as my scores were getting higher than my 10yo.

“It’s not about winning or losing, it’s about having fun….NOT!” he chuckled.

And we laughed and decided to switch remote controls to see if the sensors were flawed.
And sure enough, this time, he beat me!

My legs reminded me that I was 46 and not 10. We took a break while he got me a glass of ice cold water.

That day, I didn’t need Tinkerbell’s gold dusts ...
I just needed to be with my little guy to deposit more happy thoughts into my memory bank!

Earlier that day, my 15yo attended a bar mitzvah. Of course, those celebrations are always fun. But the most memorable Kodak moment was …


That my 15yo was wearing the tie that his Dad was wearing at the delivery room – the night my 15yo was being born! Where did time go?

So when we’re so busy attending to the responsibilities of adulthood, don’t forget the Peter Pan in all of us!

Have a great week!

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  1. Thanks for the reminder!

    Love the tie and the reminder of how fast time flies.

  2. I knew I recognized that tie! Can't wait to get home and try my "quick step" with Josh and the family-or is it "Hip-Hop"?
    Love the reminder to just be a kid again, no matter the age. Love you, Mom


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