"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw
These school holidays have been a little different. We have different neighbours this year and it's been great! They have girls around Miss Phil's age and boys too. Like all kids, they get a little boisterous but all-in-all they really know how to have fun. Many days are spent playing outside, riding scooters and skateboards. It used to be bikes in my day.
What I love about these kids as that they are in the game of having fun and are genuinely good kids. There's no nasty intent. Now that doesn't been they don't bicker...kids will still have disagreements. But there is no malice. They are happy to forgive and forget and get on with the task at hand...playing!
So this year for the first time during the holidays I've been photographing the kids playing in the backyard and the cul-de-sac where our homes converge. It really has been like stepping back in time. Kids being kids. Not afraid of getting dirty and letting their imaginations run wild. And not a mobile phone, iPad or Gameboy in sight (mostly)! ***Do kids still play with Gameboys??***
We can really learn a lot about life from children and how to approach it. To approach life with the same level of imagination, belief and curiosity. Where every day is a new beginning and an opportunity to suck every ounce out of every moment. To engage fully in the moment and to have the enthusiasm and energy to have a go at something because, well...it's fun!
Enjoy the school holiday pics!