It's Friday again, which means Five Minute Friday time... and I feel a little guilty linking up most weeks, because is it really FIVE minutes? when I spend all morning long ruminating on the word prompt? writing it out in my head only to think, "No, that's to negative, let's try again" or "that's too weird" or "That really has nothing to do with the word prompt".... or I can talk my self out of it time and time again ...
But it's Friday, and I love the ladies of the #FiveMinuteFriday community and today's prompt is JOIN, so how can I not?!?!
(last fall's photo shoot)
I've never been one for getting on the floor and playing with my kids, not so good a making up stories with dolls, coloring, creating with legos, or using my imagination. Not that my kids have been ignored, but I am definitely more of a "free-range parent." Something I have taken great advantage of since we live on the mountain and there are acres of playing land!
I'm the one that sends my kids out to run in the grass, jump in the leaves, play in the snow, (depending on the season) but it is rare that I join them (except for once, sledding, when I had more fun than they did!). However, sometimes it's good to be a kid again. To see things through the eyes of a child. To listen to them use THEIR imagination, which sometimes stimulates mine.
It's good to break out from the mold, the rigid rut of the inside, and get some fresh air. Run around the yard. Explore the property. Look for photography opportunities. To push the kids on the swing for a while. To help them and cheer them on as they ride their bikes. To walk and talk together.
Sometimes, I just need a little encouragement, a little push, a little reminder that there might still be a little kid inside of me, I just have to join the fun...
and join my kids outside! (at least the sun is shining)
I'm headed out to join them... and snap some pictures! I have an idea forming in my head that if it works will show up next week on the blog... be sure to come back!!