Wednesday, October 7, 2009

See Our Sleeping Animals...

...sleeping all day long. Let us gently wake them with our happy song...

Wake up, sleepy snakes! Slither, slither, slither!
Wake up, sleepy monkeys! Ooo, Ooo, Aaah, Aaah, Ooo, Ooo, Aaah, Aaah!

Wake up, sleepy tigers! Grrr, grrr, grrr!

Wake up, sleepy turtles! C..r..a..w..l..i..n..g.........s..l..o..w..l..y.

Wake up, sleeping kangaroos! Hop, hop, hop!

Wake up, sleepy lions! Roar, roar, roar!

Wake up, sleepy anteaters! Hold on tight!

Wake up, sleepy camels! Walk, walk, walk!

Wake up, sleepy alligators! Snap, snap, snap!

"When we play, we sense no limitations. In fact, when we are playing, we are usually unaware of ourselves. Self-observation goes out the window. We forget all those past lessons of life, forget our potential foolishness, forget ourselves. We immerse ourselves in the act of play. And we become free." --Lenore Terr in Beyond Love and Work

Tonight we played hard. Tonight, just before bed, I received my first completely unsolicited "I love you, Mom" from a certain newly arrived family member. It totally surprised me.

Free indeed!


Helen said...

Do they feel most loved when we are able to let loose and just have fun, no matter how tired, hard pressed, stressed from adult responsibilities?

Kids are great.

Laura Fenske said...

I told Adam the other day that I every I love you Garrett tells me melts my heart. I can only imagine how sweet it was to hear it from your new little boy.