Unplayed moments cannot be recovered, restored or compensated for.
And so sad….
Adulthood matters, too. Play! 🙂
It definitely does Eric!!! 🙂
Well said! ❤
Thank you! 🙂
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 🙂
I love this song. 🙂 I’m tickled it reminded you of that/him. 🙂
haha it’s a great song 😛 also this was a great post!
Thank you OB! 🙂
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:
That’s a pretty good lesson for us all. I think the loss of play creates so many other problems. Play. Laugh. Enjoy.
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!!! 🙂
I think playing is important throughout life…but childhood is incomparable. 🙂
Amen to that Aishwarya. Play is a right, as far as I’m concerned. Too many children have that stolen from them.
It sure does. And hopefully the child within me will never forget that. 🙂
I hope mine doesn’t either. 😉
So very true!
I have a feeling you are playing too Lynn! 🙂
Oh, you know it! “preach it,” Colleen! 😀 Play is what children should do, as soon as homework is over or Saturday begins! 😉
And sometimes during homework! 😉 I remember those days. 🙂
Oh, silly Colleen. As a past sixth grade teacher and preschool special Ed teacher, I cannot “advocate” playing until homework is completed! 😉
😉 It’s okay. I understand your stance. But as that one time 6th grader I know that doesn’t always happen! Hahahaha! 🙂
Wow. So simple and profoundly sad.
That’s what I feel with this one. Sadness.
It is a foundation and a resource and a source of pleasure and pain. It does matter.
It does doesn’t it MW51? I think of the kids who don’t get to play, for so many different reasons. None of them good.
Sad but true.
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