I am constantly amazing by my kids’ imagination. They think of the most fascinating things….from dreams for their future to pretending to be in another world. To keep a strong connection, sometimes you need to join them in their imagination.
If I hear the kids playing an imaginary game I will sometimes head over and ask, “Can I play too?” I am very, very careful not to take over, but to just play what they were already playing. The goal is to become a part of their world, their imagination, their dreams.
I’ve been a rescued princess, a monster, a table, sometimes I’m s-s-s-0000 cold, sometimes I’m flying. No matter what, I try to enhance the play and maybe add a little bit of permission to have an adventure.
Go ahead Mom….stop your work and play with your kids. Be a part of their world and let them know you care about even those teeny, little things that they love.
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