Over the past several years we’ve been urged to rediscover and embrace our ‘inner child’ – have we not? So I ask you, when were you last in touch with yours?
Would you sing a song loudly, blow bubbles, dance the jig and twirl if a friend asked you to? Have you done anything spontaneous in the past week?
I don’t even need to take the quiz to find out if I’m in touch with my inner child. (But I may need to take one to find out if I’m in touch with my adult).
“You can discover more about a person
in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.”
Yesterday I found myself really ‘into’ a game of Chutes and Ladders. That exciting up and down board game for little people…that game with simple rules and instructions (just my speed)… the game where, if you land on ladders you can race ahead.
But watch out that you don’t chute back. You only have to go down the slide if you’ve done something stupid. Like eating ten out of twelve chocolate chip cookies… like pretending to read your history book when you’re actually reading a comic… like skating on thin ice.
So yesterday I’m watching to see that Seth (age 6) is not cheating on me. When he realizes that, if the spinner lands on a certain number, he’ll end up on a chute, he tries to discreetly sneak the arrow over to the next number. Hoping I don’t notice.
And I say with righteous indignation, “Hey, I saw that. If you don’t stop cheating I’m quitting right now and I mean it!”
Then he starts stalking me. And if I happen to land on a chute and fail to slide my pawn down and play by the rules, he nonchalantly reaches over and does it for me.
How did you get in touch with your inner kid this week?
If you don’t know whether you’re in touch you can take this quiz.