Sometimes You Just Have To Play!

What role does creativity play in your life? Think back to when you were a child. Did you thrive on imagination? Make up characters or games that you played over and over? Build forts out of sheets or blankets draped over your mother’s furniture? Ok, in my house there forts were made out of balloons. I knew a bag of balloons intended to be twisted into animals would keep my daughters happy for hours. Life was so much fun!

And now? Do you ever have a crazy notion that just feels so right to you that you can’t shake it? Even though it doesn’t really make sense, you just need to follow through? I had one of those recently on the morning of New Years Eve 2015. It was some amazingly early hour (I often wake up at around 4:30 a.m.) and I was peacefully eating my breakfast, enjoying the solitude of the morning. A product I had recently ordered was sitting in its box on the edge of the table and I was just looking at the box because it was there. Well, if your mind is at its most creative early in the day like mine is, watch out!

The pictures of the silly plastic model of “Balloon Dog Anatomy” somehow gave me the idea of making a video. If you missed it, here it is:

Please remember to give your kids time to use their imaginations! You never know what they might come up with. Sure, it could be something as silly as my video. It could also be a springboard for an amazing discovery we can’t even imagine yet. Play and fun are so important to a balanced life. They’re the counterpart to the stress and violence we seem to see so much of today. Play helps us grow and live productive lives.

Helping kids use their imaginations is one thing that keeps TJ and me¬†young. Unless we’re frantically busy and need to make as many balloons as possible in a short time, it’s always interesting to meet kids who know what they want and are willing to describe it in detail. They come up with critters and color combinations we’d never think of, or they glow when we invite them to draw the face on their balloon animals.

Invite us to your next party and see the creativity and fun come out. You know what to do: call 703-323-7399 or email us today.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Signature- Marsha


PS You can learn a lot about your kids just by watching and listening to them play. Try it!



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