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The Importance of Play

I have been witness to one of the most abominable crimes we have ever witnessed. And again I am brought back to this previous post (that was posted months ago) that we must stay present in the moment – listening to the small voices that ask us questions and answering with voices that are in check with our own emotions and agendas – and say “what will benefit this child most”. Not every child – but THIS child. What is their experience? What is their exposure? What is their understanding and comprehension? But most importantly – let’s focus on the positive
( see post) and even if it feels frivolous – maybe it’s just what we need… Spend time with our loved ones and enjoy every minute of it!


Life is hectic, busy, challenging and full of obligations, but sometimes it’s important to remember the priorities.

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I have been going strong and hard on DIY projects, cleaning and reorganizing, keeping up with the daily grind, writing, designing and blogging about it all for over a year now – never really taking a break or vacation (huh? what’s a vay-cay-shun?). So when this long weekend arrived, I waffled back and forth between renting a log-splitter to prepare firewood for this winter, refinishing another piece of furniture, or re-painting the kitchen.

My decision?

DO NOTHING!

Well.. not really nothing – but letting go of “what to do” and letting the weekend unfold according to my daughter’s whim feels like a vacation. It has been one the best decisions I’ve made recently. Instead of pressuring myself to push through another project, my daughter and I spent time cuddling, watching movies, playing games, painting our toenails, going to the playground, and pretending to be mermaids and wizards.

The spontaneity of the last couple of days has been wonderfully refreshing and quite rejuvenating. Allowing myself to play (and rest) has given me (and my mind) time to recharge and reset, so that I can start the next week with renewed energy. Not to mention, the time with my daughter is worth its weight in gold. These young years are so precious and they are passing by more and more quickly – I want to devour every moment. The greatest feeling in the world is hearing my child’s laughter and seeing her sparkling eyes filled with joy.

Sometimes, the most productive time spent is the time we do almost “nothing” at all.

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This entry was published on October 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm. It’s filed under Small projects and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “The Importance of Play

  1. Reblogged this on SKL New York and commented:

    I have been witness to one of the most abominable crimes we have ever witnessed. And again I am brought back to this previous post (that was posted months ago) that we must stay present in the moment – listening to the small voices that ask us questions and answering with voices that are in check with our own emotions and agendas – and say “what will benefit this child most”. Not every child – but THIS child. What is their experience? What is their exposure? What is their understanding and comprehension? But most importantly – let’s focus on the positive
    ( see post) and even if it feels frivolous – maybe it’s just what we need… Spend time with our loved ones and enjoy every minute of it!

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