Have you ever noticed that as you grow up, you stop doing things you did when you were younger? There are things we've all done as children, teenagers and young adults. No one actually tells you that you have to stop doing these things, and for the most part it's not a conscious choice to quit. You just sort of reach a "moment" when, without even really recognizing that you've reached that moment, you .... simply.... stop.
Playing "slug bug".
Hopping over cracks in the sidewalk.
Playing with spaghetti noodles.
Building a fort in the living room.
Spinning in circles, as fast as you can, arms spread wide, head up towards the clouds.
Finding shapes of animals and faces in the clouds.
Hanging your head out of the car window while Dad's driving, just to feel the wind in your face.
I know I can't remember the last time I did any of these things. Well, except for slurping my jello. I did that about a month ago, and got a tremendous amount of giggles out of Bug. This weekend, though? As Coach and I were driving around with Bug in the backseat, out of the blue I hear this
Now I get why dogs love this so much! It's AWESOME!!
Turning around, this is what I saw:
And I wondered why I didn't do that more often. And decided that maybe I'll start. I won't worry about what my hair will look like, or how many tangles I'll have to brush out when I get home. Which is good, because when I get home? I think I'll throw my arms wide and my head to the sky, and spin and spin and spin...... remembering that the best parts of the world always happen when I forget I'm too grown up to enjoy them anymore.