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Playing and fun

As I am sure you can tell by now, I am a big proponent of play and fun. I know for children, play is the work they do. I do not think things really change when we grow up. It is just that we have more "responsibilities". But playing is still really important to who we are as a person. It is how we get to know ourselves and grow. I just wanted to say that even though I have a lot of "children's" things on my blog like books, coloring pages, paper dolls. It is meant for us adults (although the kids can do them too). Anything I post would be something I would want to do even if I did not have these wonderful girls. And even though I homeschool I do not want this blog to be thought of as a blog to find fun things for my children. But to be thought of as a place to find the child in me !!
Why should we need extra time in which to enjoy ourselves? If we
expect to enjoy our life, we will have to learn to be joyful in all
of it, not just at stated intervals when we can get time or when we
have nothing else to do.
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Everybody makes their own fun. If you don't make it yourself, it ain't fun -- it's entertainment. 
David Mamet 
Be daring, be different, be impractical.
Be anything that will assert imaginative vision against the play-it-safer, the creatures of the common-place, the slaves of the ordinary.
Sir Cecil Beaton


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I love that Laura Ingalls Wilder quote -- so true!


I do love to 'play'--whether it be sewing, crafting, knitting...I could go on and on. No matter how much work there is in a day, if I make time for these fun pursuits, I am happy. For me, it's all about finding a balance.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!


Yes Mrs. Staggs it is all about attitude. It is not that I am doing a fun things but that I find the fun. Sometimes I have to dig really deep to find that fun. But if it is not fun I will not do it. So I am forced to find the fun.

Jody having pretty things around is a great way to make things fun. As you know this is how I am approaching cleaning.

But you are so right Jody an grateful sprit is the best way to find the fun !!! Love Clarice


I must agree with Mrs. Staggs, but today I'm paying bills and posting them for our business. *This* is one thing that I have difficulty enjoying. However, since I realize that this job of mine will never go away (until I REALLY mess up or can't do it) then I must find a way to *enjoy* doing it. Here's how I try to do it -- I get all of my supplies out: stapler, letter opener, checkbook, favorite pens, and etc. and then I put on some soothing music (or something upbeat, depending on my mood) and pour myself a cuppa tea and have a cookie or two beside me as I work. I try to keep a grateful spirit (Thank you God that I can pay these bills).

It's not play, but it helps me to have a more upbeat attitude.

Clarice I LOVE playing and you're right -- when we play, we find our true selves and what makes us joyful.
THANKS again Clarice for the reminder to "Play as unto the Lord!" (is that in scripture?)


This truly is something that I think about every present in the moment and make each moment as joyful and meaningful as you can...which of course because of my interests translates into lots of crafting and homemaking ideas, but really you can find play in most everything you's about attitude.
Thank you for these wonderful quotes!

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