“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” ~George Bernard Shaw.

Playful Parenting

I had become quiet, serious and proper.

I yearned to sing out loud.                                                                                                                                       To jump in the water puddles.

But it was weird

I dreamed of the days I played with mud.                                                                                                             And found running water funny.

Just didn’t any more

I loved the me that would draw without purpose.                                                                                          Disappear in my own thoughts.

I was too busy for that

I used to imagine my bed was a ship.                                                                                                                  That I was a princess.

I was just me and my boring life

Then I met you and you taught me to do it all.                                                                                                Without limitation or time restriction.

I smile and laugh, loudly

With you I’m safe to do what I used to do.                                                                                                               To play.

Written by Mette Nyholm Theilmann