At 60, I still enjoy reading kiddie books & playing with toys. How about you?
December 26, 2012 2:28pm CST
To this day, I've never outgrown thinking that it's fun to color the pictures in a coloring book, make things out of Play-Doh, squeeze baby toys and be delighted by their squeaks, blow bubbles, play with toy trains, and so on and so forth. Of course, I have lots of cuddly stuffed animals--teddy bears (of course!) and a whole lot more! Even though I read some pretty heavy-duty and serious stuff, I also love to read literature designed for children, teens, and even babies and toddlers. I was in a library a few years ago in a neighboring town and came across some books about different kinds of vehicles. The books were shaped like the vehicles and even had wheels on the bottom so the reader could roll them along the library table--which reminds me to tell you that there's nothing like those books that have pop-up pictures and other opportunities for interaction. How old are you, and do you still enjoy being a kid at heart? What are some of your favorite kiddie toys, books, and activities?
• Anderson, Indiana
29 Dec 12
I believe that you never really outgrow your need for Cute in your life. The world can be a complicated--and even scary--place at times, so there's just something wonderful about having cuddly stuffed toys, inanimate objects with smiling faces, choo-choo trains, coloring books, and other nice, innocent things thrown into the mix. Being in touch with ones inner-child helps us to make better decisions when it comes to the rest of life--along with being just plain fun. Jesus was right when He said that you must become like a child in order to see the Kingdom of God--and He wasn't just referring to a Heavenly Hereafter, either. He was talking about how we live in the present moment!