When we are young we spend all our time trying to be more grown up. We want to be able to do things like driving, being legally able to drink and to leave our childhood behind. The grass always looked greener for those that were older. It struck me today that things change and I am not quite sure when it happened.
Now, I spend time trying to reconnect with the innocence of my childhood when things were a lot simpler. It is made easier when I get to spend time with my nephews and niece who are all under 10 years old. We are able to just play, make things, and find fun in the most basic things. The fun today was using Lego and then going retro with an attempt at domino rally.
It was great fun and I completely lost track of time as I was working out what to do alongside my nine-year-old nephew. As we get older we should attempt to reconnect with that child we were. It may be by doing something that always made us happy, listening to music from our youth, or watching a favourite television programme but it can all help us to step back to a simpler time.
When was the last time you were able to do something that took you back? Have you been able to shake off the adult world even for a few hours? We can do it if we really want to and spending time with nephews, nieces and our children is the best way to start.
How sad will it be if we forget the child that we were as we grow old. We will be stuck in the serious adult world of bills and responsibilities. I will stick to playing when I can for as long as I can.