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Saturday, November 19, 2011

my story












This week has been a bit of a rush, as many weeks are. I’ve been rushing myself each day, with school, noveling, and running. Yesterday I decided to take back a step, and go along to with my younger siblings to a friends' house. None of the children in that family are my age, yet I had so much fun. I didn’t have have fun as in “I did what I wanted and I got what I wanted”, but I sacrificed a bit of my time to play with one of the girls who is about ten. She’s funny, smart, and sweet - usually she plays with my younger sister, but my younger sister was at home with a cold. So instead of sitting on the couch reading, or playing off with the boys (believe me, I’ve got a habit of going off with the boys - it’s a little bit more fun to play light sabers or kickball than to paint each other’s nails), I decided to play with the ten-year-old Shelby.

At first I was bored, we played in her “fort” and moved boards around to set up a house. Then it hit me. This was the same kind of thing I would do five years ago. Have I really changed that much? After that I started to enjoy myself. We chased chickens, looked for dead deer and cow bones (which really was fun, by the way) and then went inside and brushed each other’s hair. And washed each other’s feet. Funny, I know. But it was fun. I had fun just being a little kid all over again.


What is your story from this week?

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8 comments:

  1. love the first pic! It reminds me of that one song.

    Its only been 4 years. She's 10, and you're *14*, remember?

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  2. Love your story and your heart thanks for the sweet comment too.

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  4. I love the creativity of the first photograph.

    P.s. I'm hosting a photo challenge over at my blog. I'd very much like it if you entered.

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  5. I'm glad you were able to conquer the situation. I know I struggle playing with younger kids (especially if it involves horses) but it's sometimes hard to treat them like a normal person (which they are, but "older" people tend to treat "younger" people with a snobbish air...I don't know if this makes sense...)

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  6. Love the photos! It's so fun to pretend to be little again. :)

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  7. Nice to meet you! Thanks for the comments! ( :

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