My wife and I were out running in a park the other day. She said to me, “Did you see those little boys over there?”. I did not know what she was talking about. She then told me about two little boys playing on the side of a hill in the park.
They had on homemade masks of some sort and pretending to be super-heroes. They were running around pretending to zap things or blow up things, or save people. Whatever they were doing, they were totally in it, and unaware that others were watching…and smiling…
We were remembering the three little boys we used to have in our home.
We don’t see much of that anymore…children playing outside, running around, using their imagination and not being self conscious at all.
I see way too many children (of every age) with their face stuck in a cell phone or computer, passively absorbing the lights and sounds and shapes from a computer screen.
It was great seeing kids just being kids, again.