Posted by Donna Earnhardt on Oct 19th, 2012 | 6 comments
“Mama? Will you play with me?”
I hear those words many times a day from my kiddos… even if we have been hanging out together all day long!
I homeschool, so my children see me constantly. But seeing me all day doesn’t guarantee a “playtime” with my children. Some days are full of “go here – do that” and other days are spent playing “catch up” from the “go here – do that” days! We work an awful lot around here. School stuffs and cleaning house are always on the menu. Then there are the extra-curricular stuffs: gymnastics, co-op, bell choir, youth group stuffs (church and homeschool), grocery store trips, etc.
Work IS important. BUT…
What about PLAY?
We need time to relax and spend with my family. Even if that is a game of Bologna, charades or Dancing with the Stars on the Wii!
We need unplug. Maybe for a whole day, half a day or even just a few hours.
NO computer. NO smart phone. NO ipod/ipad/iwhatever.
Ecclesiastes 3 tells us that there is a time for EVERYTHING. Everything means a time to work and a time to play, too!
Kids and adults need time to play and explore the creative spirit that God has placed in all of us.
Only you and your family can decide what constitutes play time. What about dancing? Painting? Listening to music or creating music together? Just sitting around and talking/listening to each other?
If you are good at keeping “play” an integral part of your life, what do you do to keep work and play balanced?
And if you are not good at keeping the two balanced, what will you do change the tide?
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