Lose the serious and get silly with your kids
With all of the parenting stresses we carry around with us, it's all too easy to take life too seriously. Here's how to relax, live in the moment and embrace the whimsy with your kids -- even just for an afternoon. Your kids will thank you for it.
Be still and let your kids remind you
One of the most magical things about children is the way they view the world with a sense of whimsy. They see the magic all around them and embrace every opportunity to express their joy.
Whimsy -- extravagant, fanciful or playful expression -- seems to escape us as we get older, and by the time we're parents and laden with responsibilities, whimsy is often but a memory.
But, if we are still and observant enough, sometimes the whimsy that comes so naturally to our children is contagious, and we can spend an hour or even a day enveloped in a whimsical bubble with them.
That whimsy and push to live in the moment can be one of the greatest gifts our children give to us.
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Get lost in the moment
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Make time for whimsy
It can be tricky to carve out time to set aside our adult responsibilities and allow ourselves to get swept up in our kids' whimsy. But if we can manage to squeak out just a bit of time here and there, we'll remember those moments for a lifetime.
Steal those moments, even if it means adding it to your calendar -- in ink.
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