Living with children has had a huge influence on my life over the past twenty two years. It seems like my kids keep tugging me back to my own kidness. I would not have been at the theater watching Box Trolls last week if I didn't have children who where wanting so badly to see it. I think I ended up loving the movie as much as they did. Last night it was Wreck it Ralph.
Yesterday morning Rose and I went out to do some wild foraging. Grace came along and made us stop a bunch of times so she could scramble up various trees we came across that seemed to her to be good trees for climbing. This slowed us down and made the whole adventure more fun. I did that thing where you make a step up by putting your hands together and kneeling down so she could reach the first branch. Just getting into that position felt a lot like being a kid again.
I keep getting asked what I am going to be for Halloween. This is a very important topic with the girls these days. They have had their costume plan in place for about two months. They think I should be a tramp since that was my default dress up routine when I was a kid in the 60's. I am thinking maybe something more creative but I don't know what yet.