I’m excited to have my inaugural post this week over at Project Mayhem, a cooperative of cool middle grade authors that blog together! I’m over there talking about Finding Your Childlike Wonder.
And, in writing about finding your childlike wonder, it got me thinking about other ways I get to be a kid again through my son like reading the same books and discussing them. My big to-be-read list at the moment is (some I am in the middle of reading right now. I have a problem with one at a time):
And I won a signed advanced reader copy of Mark of the Thief by Jennifer Nielsen. Woohoo!
What other ways do I get to be a kid again?
Taking silly selfies. Videotaping each other in random skits. Making up nonsense songs and phrases (chunky butt nuggets is a favorite…umm, don’t ask!). And creating our very own Dancing Sock Wars. This I recommend!
Dancing Sock Wars
All you need are:
Lots of socks
Music that gets you moving (We like Irish jiggy music by Gaelic Storm)
A big space (clear space in the living room)
To not get hit with socks. And if you get all of the other person’s socks you win the war!
Turn on music loud and dance as fast as you can while trying not to get hit by the “enemy’s socks”. At the same time whap your enemy with your socks and grab away theirs (jumping on couches totally allowed here, Mom and Dad.)
I dare ya not to jig to Gaelic Storm’s The Hills of Connemara that was featured in Titanic. My husband and I saw them play years ago in the park behind our house.
Do you enjoy being a kid again with your own children, or grandchildren? What kind of silly things do you do with them?