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The simple things

Yesterday, my daughter was playing with her toy horses and stables.  She was having a great time.  I was reading on the couch.  Then I got this thought, "Ask her if you can play with her." 

I must confess, it would have been a lot easier for me to keep doing my study thing.  I need all the time I can get.  But, right then I realized the most important thing to do was make a memory with my daughter. 

I asked her if I could play.  She smiled HUGE and said, "sure Mom!" 

We played for about 10 minutes when all the children crowded in and watched our playing.  Then I heard my son say, "I get to play with Mom next."  All the children started calling turns to play pretend with Mom.  I haven't had so much fun for a long time.  I played lots of castles, knights, cars, horses, and animals. 

If you want to surprise your child, and make lasting memories ask if you can play too.  I will always cherish a memory of my mother taking time to play dolls with me one day.  It only takes once to change your relationships for ever, but don't stop there.  Play time number 20 is just as sweet. 

Have Fun!