Unplayed Moments

Unplayed moments cannot be recovered, restored or compensated for.

Unplayed

Β Childhood matters.

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31 thoughts on “Unplayed Moments

  1. Adulthood matters, too. Play! πŸ™‚

  2. Ocean Bream says:

    Yes it really does! Have you heard Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin? Your post reminded me of the song, if you haven’t I’m leaving you a lil link just here πŸ™‚

  3. Paul says:

    Absolutely Colleen. There have been a lot of studies and they all show the same results – play is critical to development , not just of humans but most creatures. Deny play and you stunt or stop mental growth. Even some birds play:

  4. tric says:

    There are moments some days as I watch my teenage daughter delight in life, when I briefly mourn those lost years. But they made me what I am and I’m strong and happy so I try not dwell on my loss.
    On the plus side it means I’ve hugely enjoyed my children’s teen years while many other parents don’t.

    • I love where you are with this Tric, and that you understand. I don’t love that you understand because of ‘why’ you understand. I appreciate you. Uh. You know what I mean!!! πŸ™‚

  5. Aishwarya says:

    I think playing is important throughout life…but childhood is incomparable. πŸ™‚

  6. It sure does. And hopefully the child within me will never forget that. πŸ™‚

  7. reocochran says:

    Oh, you know it! “preach it,” Colleen! πŸ˜€ Play is what children should do, as soon as homework is over or Saturday begins! πŸ˜‰

  8. Wow. So simple and profoundly sad.

  9. It is a foundation and a resource and a source of pleasure and pain. It does matter.

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