My kids have great imaginations. They live in their imaginations and play make believe every chance they get.
They are best friends. They have inside jokes, secret languages, and games where only they know the rules.
They laugh, they cry, they fight, they make up. They are never angry at each other for long. They can't be.
They are each other's best playmates and play is what they do. I once heard that play is the child's work.
We take that very seriously around these parts. They live in their imaginations, and I am so glad. When they come home from school, we do homework and then PLAY. There are no extra curricular activities to get in the way. They have the whole world in front of them to explore.
Because someday, I won't be around and they will have only each other. The memories they make while playing are what will help to form these relationships that last forever.
They play together, they play alone, we play as a family. These are the moments that bond us like cement. These are the moments that we will always remember.
These are the moments that I know I will never forget.
This post is part of the GoGo Squeez and Story Bleed Day of Play Blog Carnival. They are encouraging families to get out and play together this Saturday. I am planning on it, are you?