So, this is gonna happen:
Last winter, we had very little snow so we are really looking forward cocooning inside for a bit before getting out to play in it!
My sister, brother, and I were fearless when we were young. I remember one time my mom had to scrub Tina & I down after a long day of playing in the backyard. When we were done & shined up again, she drained the water from the tub and called my dad in to see all the dirt that washed off of us.
The three of us spent our days outside from morning until dinner time climbing trees, playing games like freeze tag or manhunt with the neighborhood kids. My sister would always beat up the boy that lived next door because he tortured my little bro. That same boy once stabbed me in the arm with a pair of scissors (not deep) so he got a whipping from my sis and from his dad. It was the early 80's - a beautiful time to be a kid.
Fast forward to today. There is absolutely no *playtime* like that for me anymore. Play @ 38 means decadent dinners with friends, traveling, or hanging with my kid.
I was sitting in my office when I got my sister's text. It read: "Deadman's on Sat?" A smile instantly appeared on my face. Reply: "HELL YES".
Deadman's Hill is where we went sleigh riding as kids. I made a bee line for Target and bought 4 huge snow tubes & some snowball guns.
And because I am consoling my little sis at the moment, I am going to make sure she laughs until she pee's (not difficult for me at all - put me & a snowtube together, you will laugh till you cry.. or pee).
And when we're done, we'll sit in the warmth of our childhood home (now my brother's house) cracking jokes and reminiscing over hot cocoa.
I am over and beyond blessed to have my siblings. No matter what we have been through, that bond is forever unbreakable. We pick each other up when one of us is broken, and at the moment one of us is. So we join together, invite in a day of play, and begin to help mend a heart.
Each of us has experienced a time in our lives when we needed to be held by the other. And we have all laughed until we pee'd :)
*Tina & Stevan: I know you're reading this. I love you both, so much.
Happy weekend, friends. Namaste.