Wednesday, November 11, 2009
It’s all coming back to me…
Coloring is such a relaxing thing to do. Somehow as we got older and took on responsibly, someone must have said “you’re too old to color.” So we gather all the broken crayons, the old and well used coloring books and threw them away. Its official in our minds we are too old. So we forget and we pick up other habits of relaxation. Some of us read books, played video games, sat in front of the computer, some of us shopped, some rode cars to nowhere.
The coloring thing was in the past. Till you become a parent. Then all the memories of your childhood slowly come back. Things like, a bath. We are reminded of how much fun a bath is, especially when there are lots of toys floating around awaiting for you to pound them back in the water. Splashing around…that’s pretty cool. Blowing bubbles in the back yard on a summer day…so sweet; it was fun to watch the bubbles “disappear.” To run threw a sprinkler and make sure to not get hit by the tips of the water or drench your self with the water of the garden hose. How about not having to worry that you have red sauce all over your face at the dinner table?
All these fond memories are coming back with everyday that I spend with our son. Where and which path of my life did I forget how to be free spirited? When did I stop clapping when my favorite food was served or my favorite song played? When did I stop dancing as my favorite TV show’s theme song played?
I don’t know when, but one thing is for sure...It’s all coming back to me.