Little House on the Prairie". I love that they still love to play that, although it's not near as often as it used to be.
Today, Mackenzie had a friend over and Abby didn't. Abby decided she wanted to play Little House and she asked me if I'd play with her. Well, I'm embarrassed and sad to say I just don't "play" very well. It's always been hard for me to get into that "imaginative" mind set. Plus, I just always have a million things to do - just like any other mom. Abby snuck into my closet and found the most "pioneer-ish" dress she could find, which was just a floral dress I haven't worn in years that was taking up space in my closet. She said I could be Ma and to put the dress on and just go barefoot. Thinking of all the things I needed to be doing that afternoon, I honestly wanted to tell her I didn't have time to play. But then that dance scene from the movie, Courageous, popped into my mind.
So guess what I did today?
I had a tea party, "washed" clothes on a wash board, took care of "babies", pulled vegetables from our "garden", and read poems from a Pioneer Primer...
Even though I felt kind of silly, we had the best time and it reminded me of what's important in life. My To-Do-List is never ending but my time with my girls is very limited and fleeting away all too fast. I pray that I don't loose focus on what's really important and that I make time for the little things in life.