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July 13

   When's the last time I played on a swing set with my SO, or giggled on a teeter-totter? Do I look at certain activities or behaviors as too "childlike"?
   If I look at the good times my SO and I have shared, chances are many of them involved laughter and play. Being able to act as children gave us something that helped our adult relationship blossom, and grow.
   Being grownup doesn't mean that I'm not allowed to be a child anymore. Maybe what it means is that I have the best of both worlds now.
   I can take responsibility as an adult when things in our relationship or my life require adult types of decisions and choices. Buying a car, for example, is something that a child would find difficult to handle well.
   When adult choices aren't needed though, the child inside me has a perfect right to come out and play. I can splash in the bathtub, eat spaghetti with my fingers, play marbles on the living room rug, and do anything else that brings me laughter, and play.
   I know that being a child like this actually helps me be a better adult, because I become happier, more content, and have more peace of mind to make sound adult decisions.

Just for Today
   Today, I'll be a kid for a while, and do something playful, fun, and very childlike. I'll invite my partner to play with me, and if they chose to, I'll treat them like a valued and cherished playmate.

When they tell you to grow up, they mean to stop growing. - Tom Robbins


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