Playing With Boxes

I am longing for the simple life this morning.

When the 7 of us were growing up we had very little money. Because of this we made fun with what we had. We would turn the stairs into a slide by hopping in sleeping bags and sliding down. We turned the living room into a fort by taking the cushions off of the couches, stacking them by each other, and covering them with a sheet to make a roof. If all else failed there were always empty boxes laying around. We would have box races. We would all hop in our own box and scoot across the floor as fast as we could to the other side of the room. Here is a picture after such a race. These are my 3 oldest sisters, and in the background is one of my brothers.

I was thinking this morning how nice it would be to not have to worry about anything more than who would be the winner of a box race, or whose turn it was to slide down the stairs next. I guess you could say that I am feeling a little nostalgic today, and I am missing the more simple things in life. The simple things which are all too often set aside for the necessary like work, cleaning, exercise, etc.

Maybe today I'll play with some boxes and skip my daily torture session at the gym. That sounds heavenly.

1 comment:

bookofsecret7 said...

Thank you for the compliment, you really lifted me up today. Its funny how i am still single, everyone tell me that I will find a gal in the spring time when people are not so depressed, but honestly do I really want to be with someone who cant be happy in the winter time, I think finding a gal in the winter would be the true test. Hmm so playing with boxes today, that sounds like fun...lol