Saturday, April 09, 2011

Speaking "Play"

Mom in training.

Dear 28-year-old self,

Hi it’s me your four-year-old self… Thanks for taking me along with you while you went to the annual Play Therapy Conference this weekend. I know how much fun you had... P.S. What in the world is “play therapy” anyhow? Why do big people need to learn how to play? I don’t get it?

Anyhow, I am so glad you teach big people how to understand us. They always talk to us like with grown up words and stuff and are always expecting us to be well behaved and telling us what we can and can't do..."don't do this... stop doing that..." Ugh- it seems like we can never just be allowed to be us. Don't they know that we are trying the very best that we can with what we have been given. How did they forget to speak Play? The weirdest part is that they used to be once kids themselves? How did they forget so quickly?

Well, thanks for playing with me this weekend!

Love, your four-year-old self.


Bianca said...

Good reminder for me as I get ready for work tomorrow with the kiddies. Got to sometimes let them just be kids. So true. And p.s. I'd love to see this picture next to you now feeding Nixon a bottle. That would be so great- the now and then.

Cristi said...

That would be awesome- I need to find a photo!