We are a pretty active family.....we play a lot together. But, I have a little secret to share....not really a secret, just a little bit of information. Greg and I are not always in the mood to play. There are many days when we would rather just sit on the couch.....or read a good book...or a bunch of other things, rather than play. It might be that we are tired....or just want to do....what we want to do. But we have 2 little active boys.....boys who like to play.....and need to play.
I have never played a sport ...or some large motor activity with the boys... and regretted it. I always walk away feeling better.....even a bit energized. I push myself.....so does G. There are times when my mind is wandering....when I'm just going through the motions.....times when I would rather be doing something else. But then I give myself a ~mid-play-pep~talk~.......I think to myself....these days are flying by. There will come a day.....probably soon....when they won't want Greg and me to play with them.
I've shared many stories of our basement or outdoor adventures.......believe me, some days Greg and I have to really encourage each other to get up and play. But like I said....we never regret it. We are making tons of memories, but we are also helping our boys to get in shape.. or stay in shape.....to stay active. Actually, I think they are the ones helping us.