lessons in happiness: play like a kid



Happy day-after-Memorial-Day! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. We sure did.

My best friend since junior high school recently moved back to the same area of Sacramento that we grew up in. Our family loves visiting hers for many reasons. First, because being with her is like being with a sister - someone who knows me so well I don't have to be anyone but myself.






Second, her son and my older son are buddies. Third, her husband and my husband are buddies. Fourth, her house is awesome. Especially in the summer.







She has everything I miss about growing up in Sacramento. A big backyard with grass-you-can-play-on.




A pool. 




A BBQ. 




Croquet. 




And of course, weather warm enough to enjoy it all. 





Suffice to say, we ate and drank and played like kids all day long. And when it was time for bed we slept like babies (you know, the mythological kind of baby that sleeps really well). I haven't had so much fun in a long time.




LESSON: Play like a kid! With your kids. Preferably with other adults and kids.

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