Our annual two-week Grandma Camp just ended. We had a marvelous time working and playing together with our 11-year-old and 5-year-old grandchildren. And one of life’s powerful lessons that I relearned yet again is that everything is more fun, efficient, and productive if play is involved.
Beach outings to walk the dog have to involve getting wet even when the water temperature is 50 degrees F. and the air is barely 5 degrees higher than that.
Planting the spring garden peas is super fun if you arrange the soaking peas with some artistry.
Hiking is always about climbing to the top of something or turning beach logs into playground equipment.
Stacking wood requires one “scout” to run ahead and clear the pathway of all deer and another “scout” to clear the woodshed of all squirrels.
Even working in the kitchen involves the play of artistically arranging all the ingredients before stirring.
We miss them already. When we head out to the garden today, we will have to figure out a game to make weeding fun!