Transport Yourself Back To Childhood
Lauren Fonvielle, Writer & Lightworker
Take a minute to sit back, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths.
Think of yourself at the age of six. What do you see? Who are you with? What are you doing?
So often the things that we once loved to do in childhood are forgotten. We grow up, life gets busy, and the silly simple joys that we once enjoyed become all but memories. I’m here to remind you, it doesn’t have to be that way. This weekend made that all so clear.
I’ve been asking the kids to help me plan some fun activities. This weekend they asked if I’d take them to Sky Zone, a local trampoline park. I obliged figuring it would be a good way to tire them out. But, then Ava asked if I’d jump with them. Normally I sit on the side, take some video, and laugh as they jump around. I hesitated at the idea, but she persisted…. “Puhhhhhleaaaaseee Mommy, jump with us and I’ll give you extra snuggles!”
How can I resist that offer? I agreed. The two of them were thrilled.
When I tell you I had a ball, I really did. I laughed so hard I cried. They tried teaching me some of their tricks, and thought it was hilarious when I’d fall, and cheered when I was able to replicate their moves. It was the most fun I’ve had in a while. As we climbed back in the car, Ava looked up at me and said, “That was sooooo much fun, I’m so happy you jumped with us.” I smiled with a little lump in my throat and said, “Me too, sweetie,me too.”
While jumping around like a six year old I had flashbacks of summer days jumping on the neighbor’s trampoline. There were so many laughs and good times during those endless hours of jumping. How had I forgotten about that? Sometimes it’s the little things that can truly make you smile, and transport you back in time like that. Why hadn’t I jumped with the kids before? I have no good reason. I simply forgot how much fun it was, and how much joy it once brought me.
What things did you love to do as a kid? What can you do now, or maybe do with your own kids to spark that excitement again? I promise, whatever it is, you’ll have a lot of fun doing it!