"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature."~ Tom Robbins
"It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes." ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas
"Indian names were either characteristic nicknames given in a playful spirit, deed names, birth names, or such as have a religious and symbolic meaning." ~ Charles Eastman
Moody Monday has offered the Mood of Playful for today's challenge.. I am actually a very playful person.. Or at least I can be.. OK! OK! I used to BE!! I love games and am always making up my own wild and crazy games for parties.. below is the hop a mile with a beach ball game. And two of my beautiful daughters~~ (I had to update this after I was reminded that neither of these girls is actually my child... to the person who reminded me.. Bite me.. I raised one of them and the other is my daughter by marriage.. she married my son!)~~ competing to get there first.. Shoot!! I had lifesavers up there at the end of that race track.... you know you would hop a mile with a beach ball between your knees for those!!!
I also like to throw a twist into the game as in this one pictured below.. I gave two large fake needles and huge rolls of string to two of my sisters.. their job was to sew as many people as they could onto their own string..The very last rule I stated was that if one could sew their thread through the other team leader they would take over every person on the other string.. Trudy~ pictured here in the green lei ~was busy running around getting people to sew themselves onto her string..
Martha got a few people on her string.. she was only two or three short of being tied with Trudy.. suddenly Martha's eyes lit up as it dawned on her what the last rule was.. that is Martha's red string sewn quietly and quickly through the back of Trudy's shirt.. taking ownership of Trudy's string full of people and of the game!
We laughed so much that day.. Dave cooked a ton of food that day.. I had cooked for a week and all the visitors brought more.. I really need to plan a family play day at my house soon.. Times are trying for most people these days... Most of us forget that being playful is relaxing and rejuvenating.. I know I am not nearly as playful as I used to be... I guess it could be that I am getting old.. I don't like to think about that though.. I would much rather think about all the parties I have thrown for my children over the years with crazy made up games... candy and gum prizes...hot dogs and homemade birthday cakes... and Adults and children all hopping with clothespins on the toe of their shoe and roaring with laughter as they played silly games together.. all of us kids for just a little while... Just thinking about it all almost makes me want to be playful.... try to be playful.. have fun with your children if you have them.. Maybe you can borrow some if you don't??..Share a playful laugh with your best friend.... Have a great day!!