Are We Having Fun Yet?

A friend of mine recently said to me, “It’s about having fun, isn’t it?” Of course, the answer to that is “Yes!”  Then I started thinking, yes, I know, I’m thinking again, are we having enough fun?

As a mom, I’m always worried about who did their homework, who needs to be taken where, who has clean clothes to wear, when was the last time someone showered, brushed their teeth, their hair, did they eat, did they do their chores, okay, the list goes on and on. But how come I’m not worrying about who has had fun? Note, worrying and fun don’t belong in the same sentence.

Shouldn’t childhood be about having fun? How often have I told my daughter she can’t wear makeup because she’s too young. Don’t grow up so fast, you have plenty of time to be an adult and wear makeup. If I’m telling my kids to enjoy their childhood how come I’m not telling them to have more fun? I mean, does anyone even have time for fun?

I have to schedule my fun in. That’s not so fun, but if I don’t somehow my week has consisted of a lot of responsibility. And don’t get me wrong, being a writer is fun, but it’s hard work too. Way harder than I ever thought and there are plenty of days I think I could scrap this writing thing and get a job at Starbucks, which would be way more fun! At least I’d have people to talk to besides my characters.

I’m teaching my children to schedule their fun in too. Gone are the days of calling a friend in the morning and they can come over by lunch time. I tell my kids, plan it for next weekend. Plan fun? Really?

So how do we have more fun? Do we toss away our calendars and our planners and… get ready for it our phones and live in the moment? That’s what yoga teaches us. Live in the moment. I’m always having fun when I’m doing yoga. Hmm…I’m seeing a connection here. Make my kids take yoga. Yeah, okay…no.

I don’t have all the answers. If I did I’d write a book and make millions. (Are we laughing yet?) I do know this much. I’m going to have more fun and I’m going to see to it my children have more fun too. Right after they finish their homework.

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2 thoughts on “Are We Having Fun Yet?

  1. Hey Stacy. This is Stacey vitola, Rich’s daughter. How are you? I love your blog. You are too funny and the things you write about your family, especially about your mom and grandmother. Some things never change huh? Feels like just yesterday we were over your house for barbecues and swimming in the pool. Winnie have my sons your book and Austin loved it. He did a school project on it. He had to make a scrap book page of the book. It’s really cute. I’ll try to figure out how to send you a picture of it. Do you have the next book finished yet? He can’t believe I actually know you. So cute. How’s kimmie doing? Please say hi to everyone for me.

    1. Stacey,
      Hello! How nice to hear from you! Thank you so much for the kind words about the blog. I’m glad you’re enjoying it!!!!! Those summer barbeques do feel like yesterday. They were great times. Please tell Austin I’m so glad he liked the book and I am flattered beyond words that he did a school project on it. Book two will be out mid-April. I’ll post an exact date on the blog when I have it. We’re discussing cover art for the book right now. I will tell everyone you said hello. Please do the same for me and please keep in touch.

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