All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. ~ Pablo Picasso
Today I watched my girls play on the sidewalk with chalk – they had such a good time. As I watched them, I yearned for those days – the carefree days of childhood when life and learning were about exploration and having fun. I yearned for those days when my largest disappointment was a lower grade or being asked to go to bed earlier then I had anticipated. Those were the carefree days of my youth.
My girls have a similar childhood – they are wanting for nothing, do well in school, and are given small amounts of freedom, as appropriate – such as going downstairs and playing with chalk outside our home. What a pleasure it was to watch them enjoying themselves!
Today, 136 days ’til 40, I am reminded of those small moments in childhood that were so fun and important to myself – and I will work to make sure to build more of those moments into the lives of my children.