There’s a memory that my parents and siblings and I have from years gone by. Our family had been out all day on some type of adventure. When we returned, a neighboring little girl, one of seven children, hollered from her house across the street, “Did you have a good time?”
The memory of that still makes us chuckle. That that little girl would note that we were gone, and yell at us as soon as we pulled into our driveway was cute. I wonder if it was because her family times were a far cry from “good.” My memory nods in remembrance at the strained family relationships that went on over there.
Her question is a good one, though. I will ask the same of you about yesterday – “Did you have a good time?” Perhaps you only did your normal things at home, or only went to work, or only took care of children all day but in all those “only” situations, did you create any fun? Yes, create. Sometimes fun things happen just because of where we are – at an amusement park, on vacation, swimming, or at a special party, but those days don’t happen all the time. All the “only” activities happen every single day. So if you don’t create fun on those days, who will? If you don’t stir up some creativity in your schedule, your meals, your nighttime routines, your trip to the grocery store, who will? It’s up to us, ladies.
|Having a little too much fun, perhaps? No, not at all!|
Okay, you don’t have to go to this extreme, but when our girls were small we got a pair of these silly glasses for everyone in the car. When we were stopped at a red light, we would put these on and then lean over and look at the people stopped at the light beside us. You should have seen their reaction! It was hilarious. We had fun, and I think we also brightened their day as well. It’s kind of hard to have road rage when you look at someone wearing Groucho Marx glasses!
What could you do to stir a little fun into your day? It doesn’t have to be something silly, it could be just the fun of eating breakfast outside on the deck in the morning instead of inside at the table, or creating a fun meal for your family instead of boring normal stuff. A friend of mine is having a Christmas in July dinner this week. I LOVE that idea! So, you have your challenge; run with it!
Oh, and, have a good time!