I came across this quote recently and it really hit home. We often consider play as it relates to our children, but play is, and should be, an important part of the lives of adults. Whether you have kids or not, it is important to take the time in our busy schedules to have fun.


Maybe it is getting together with friends to play Frisbee in the park on a Sunday afternoon. Maybe it is getting together with fellow Moms for a painting class or a make-your-own jewelry event. Other times, even though you have bills to pay, emails to send, and dinner to make, it may be just getting down on the floor and playing with our kids, and forgetting about our to-do lists. Consider going for a bike ride on a weekday night, or a quick ride to the playground in the middle of running errands.

Make one night a week game night and play board games with the family or make a weekend night movie night. Some fun board games are classics like Candy Land and Chutes and Ladders, from Hasbro. A fun new game that’s family friendly is Squashed, from Plasmart! Or grab some old magazines, markers, crayons, scissors and glue, and have kids make cards and art.

Whatever activity you do with your family, put the worries aside and just play!