08 Feb The Toys are Out at Mimi’s House!
Warmer temperatures allow children and adults to venture outside and enjoy a bit of fun and recreation. Weather in the Lowcountry of South Carolina can change from moment to moment. Sunshine and warmth may be replaced by clouds and cool air in an instant. The comfortable temperatures are opportunities for fun and joy.
During playtime on a recent afternoon, granddaughter Eden and I brought the bubbles and wands outside. We sat the green circle tray on a little white table and placed the wands on the ground. Eden and I took turns making big and little bubbles and chasing them through the air.
We laughed as the gooey mixture landed in our hair. Some of the clear circles sat on the grass refusing to pop while others burst and disappeared in midair.
The wands are shaped in different sizes. Some create large circles while others release tiny bubbles.
As we continued the fun, a voice from someone in another yard called out, “I’ll be right there, Mimi. I’m coming!” I looked to see who was trying to get my attention.
A sweet girl of about five years old was smiling and running towards our yard. Her three-year- old brother followed along behind her.
Those children had arrived home from school and noticed that the bubbles were out waiting for everyone to play. In previous blog posts, I have shared how our neighborhood is filled with loving families who enjoy playing with the toys in our yard.
Sometimes Bop and I leave the bubbles, foam toy planes, and other toys outside so everyone can play, even when we are not home.
There are times when I’m sitting at my office/playroom desk and notice adults taking a walk on the sidewalk in front of our home. A precious sight is when I see an adult pause, look at the bubble wands, and walk to the table. I’ve seen men and women pick up a wand, dip it into the tray, and watch as bubbles fill the air.
The smiles on those adults are as sweet as the smiles on the children playing with the toys.
I smile when I hear children and adults yell, “The toys are out at Mimi’s house! This signals a time for people of all ages to gather, play, and share conversation and laughter.
If you are ever in our area, please come by and play with the toys and perhaps blow bubbles.
Have a blessed day,
Mimi aka Melissa Henderson