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09 July 2005


so on friday at the pool, the water aerobics intsructor tossed beach balls into the pool and had the seniors try to keep them up in the air. This has been attempted a couple of other times, but this time, the seniors were actually getting the hang of it. The hit it at least 7 times in a row before it landed in the water. They were all laughing and seemed to be having such a good time. This event usually is quite entertaining for us lifeguards, since the ball would usually only be hit once before taking a dive. It's funny watching seniors attempt a game that children love to play, whether with a beach ball in water, or a birthday party balloon. It made me want to revisit part of my childhood.

I went home and found some Play-Doh. I forgot I had some. Last summer I made little goodie bgs for the preschoolers I taught swim lessons to. I bought a thing of like 10 little Play-Doh samples. I had two left over - orange and black. So I busted out the colors and started creating. I made a replica "Leaning Tower of Pisa" that had an orange floor ever other floor and black floors in between the orange ones. It even had little window looking things all around it.

It was so much fun to take some time out and just play. I didn't have to think about all the things that needed to get done around the apartment, or think about how little money we have, or wonder how we're going to pay all the bills this next month, or wonder how we're gonna make it, or worry about Josh not being able to find a job. I could just play. It was so much fun. I think I'm going to start taking a little time each day to just play.