Clouds ~ by Sandy (my Mom):
When I quit work about 10 yrs ago, I noticed the newer neighborhood kids were not playing outside like my kids always did. I knew where the kids lived and I saw them being driven several time a day, somewhere by their mothers. Then my daughter Leslie told me about her friends’ kids being involved in so many activities, several days a week.
I wondered what happened to letting a kid just do nothing. I wondered why they just didn’t lie on their backs in the grass and watch the clouds go by, imagining what the clouds looked like ~ faces, animals, beautiful shapes. I still watch the clouds and imagine. I worry about these kids and whether they have learned to enjoy the simple life.
I thank my Mommy for teaching me that life is something to marvel at and to enjoy. She taught me the right balance of doing the chores and enjoying the day. She helped raise five great kids who are amazing adults that I love and respect. As kids, we played outside from morning till night and ran and rode our bikes crazy throughout the neighborhood. What a life! I want my son to feel the same way about his life growing up. JOY!!
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.