Having kids you really never know what you’re going to get from day to day. On a rainy day last year, I had decided that I wanted to pain the front door. Which means I had to leave the door open, I had to get the door ready and I needed to be alone. My husband had planned on having the day to watch the kids so that I would be able to get it done. Turns out he had to get some work done on his computer that day too, but he said it would be ok if I did the door anyway. So I started painting and of course the kids were interested. When they realized mommy was serious they went back in. Then came the explosion of fun.
They created a brand new game and played on their own for three hours. I was shocked when I came in and they hadn’t eaten or asked for food. They weren’t crying or in need of me or dad. They were just plain having fun, and I listened to them for a few minutes and the sound of my kids playing together well, giggles and excitement is one of my favorite sounds in the world. If I could bottle it up and save it forever I would.
Their game is called Trip and the location is almost always South America. They find their back packs and pack them as if they were going to get on an airplane. They get clothes out, toys out, activities, blankets everything they need to travel. Then they have to make their tickets, so they write Miles and Zoe and South America on their tickets and off they go. Their imaginations take flight as the stairs suddenly become an airplane and they are jettisoned to South America. They don’t stay long and they also seem to understand that the trip will take a long time. They travel in style saying that their airplane always has a bed and a food trolley which is why they don’t have to pack any food. Now is this kind of imagination because they have a mom who happens to be a blogger that travels all the time? Maybe, but it sure did make my day to hear them having such a great time without needing me or dad the whole day.
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