Thursday, November 14, 2013

How Do You Play?

Today I've been invited to an event in the city called "Well Played" hosted by my writer/vlogger/play expert friend Meredith Sinclair. She hangs with a bunch of energetic, hip, media-savvy, creative moms. I'd like to consider myself one of them, but at 50, with a son in college and a daughter in high school, I'm feeling like my mom play days are on the wane.

Or are they?

Because hey, we are never to old to play, are we? And it's not just about our kids, it's about our own attitude and the willingness to explore and goof around and immerse ourselves in something simply for the pure fun of it. When you think of it, play is a very high form of self expression. And I'm all about that!

So, as a full-fledged adult, how do you play? I play tennis, I doodle and draw, I make silly videos and song spoofs, I force reluctant dinner guests into question and answer games (that always result in the best dinner conversations I might add.) That's all good, but I could use some new inspiration.

So I'm going to head over to Meredith's event today looking for new ways to play - not as a mom, but as a woman. I'll report back soon. In the meantime, check out this playful video I made with my friends at The Succulent Wife, "Shit Middle Aged Women Say."

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