What’s the best part of making a snowman?
Rolling and shaping the first ball of snow?
The contagious excitement of others who happen to see what you’re up to?
The crinkling sound of the snow packing together?
Putting on the face?
Or the mug of hot chocolate you have afterwards to warm up?
I love it all!
I got to experience all of these things today as I snuck out to play in the snow before the next foot of white stuff soon dumps on us. As I knelt in the snow and tried not to pay attention to the cold snow creeping in on my wrists, I heard knocking on a window. I looked up at our neighbor’s place across the way and saw a little sherpa smiling and waving, oozing glee. He was very excited about my new friends. He proceeded to knock and wave about every 45 seconds until I went inside. I wondered why he wasn’t out there also putting some of that enthusiasm into practice. He was having fun cheering me on, though.
There is something very exhilarating about creating something out of nothing. Whether you’re using snow, paint and canvas, yarn and needles, flour and eggs, or even sand.
This past week Jason and I spent the day at Clearwater Beach in Florida, taping an episode of Escape Plan TV. When you go to the beach your Adultitis gets left in the car. It’s an unwritten rule! There is something about the wonder of the ocean that makes the beach a natural Adultitis Hospital. When you’re at an Adultitis Hospital you instantly know it because inevitably everyone you see is in some form or another being childlike and proactively treating their Adultitis. Their faces are usually smiling or filled with a peaceful contentment. We saw folks young and old alike basking in the sun, searching for sea creatures and shells on the shore, flying kites, parasailing, playing tag with the tide, building in the sand, reading books, playing volleyball, throwing frisbees, and walking along the shore barefoot. You never see anyone who looks stressed at the beach.
Jason and I picked our spot to lay our Comfort Inn towels in the sand and little did we know it was only a few feet away from some sand friends. They were decked out with seaweed hair and the “female” even had a shell bikini top. They stand proudly on the shore as evidence of the successful work of an effective Adultitis Hospital.
What a week! Whether you’re 1300 miles from home or in your own backyard Adultitis is fun to treat.