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“Will you. Won’t you. Will you. Won’t you…” (Contest)
Thursday, August 4th, 2022

“Will you. Won’t you. Will you. Won’t you. Will you join the dance?”
~Lewis Carroll

I think about this quote when the 8-year-old and I are in the pool. She loves to use the time to be “creative.” She sings Disney and BTS songs while acting them out. She does what she calls “splash dance,” which is her splashing water with her hands while she sings. Sometimes, she makes me guess the song while she splashes in a rhythm, and of course, I can’t guess, so I give her the most ridiculous answers I can. I love to watch her eyes roll. When she joins her hands with mine and tries to dance or do some synchronized swimming routine that she has in her head, I get twisted up like a pretzel. It’s magic, of course.

No, we don’t look like this, but her expressions are just as fierce! LOL

I will hate the summer she decides playing with Nina is no longer fun. Heck, I was crushed when the three older kids got to the point where they weren’t dying to hit the pool every day. When she “outgrows” me, I’ll be the only “kid” out there, trying to come up with my own synchronized swimming routine. More like, I’ll add some water-aerobic exercises to my daily dozen. sigh

So, tell me what keeps you young at heart? Do you play with the kids/grandkids? Do you swim like an eel in the lake or pool? Do you swing on a hammock or practice aeromancy (cloud divination) or stare at the stars at night and imagine all the billions of strange worlds out there and what it would be like to visit them?

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9 comments to ““Will you. Won’t you. Will you. Won’t you…” (Contest)”

  1. Colleen C.
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    · August 4th, 2022 at 12:10 pm · Link

    Almost every night, I look up at the stars… during the day, I love looking at the clouds and seeing what they remind me of… saw Winnie the pooh the other day!



  2. Jennifer Beyer
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    · August 4th, 2022 at 12:33 pm · Link

    I am always learning something new and that keeps me excited about every single day.



  3. Laura
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    · August 4th, 2022 at 5:30 pm · Link

    I like to dance but I don’t do it much. I’m not much of a kid person. I’m not a grand and I don’t think I will be.



  4. bn100
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    · August 4th, 2022 at 10:22 pm · Link

    exercise



  5. ButtonsMom2003
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    · August 5th, 2022 at 12:02 am · Link

    No kiddos here. I’m not sure I really do anything to keep young but I’m catching up on not having read for pleasure much during my working years so I read all.the.time!



  6. K. Campos
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    · August 5th, 2022 at 1:41 pm · Link

    I don’t have any grankids or kids of my own yet. To stay feeling young I mostly did cycling, but its been a while since I’ve picked up a bike. And I also usually hang out with my older sister, who’s a kid at heart, and end up in the weirdest situations. I always end up feeling like I’m 6 years old again when I’m with her.



  7. miki
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    · August 6th, 2022 at 1:10 pm · Link

    my fur babies who insting of play time



  8. Alison Rush
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    · August 6th, 2022 at 6:21 pm · Link

    Spending time with my granddaughters
    Whenever I can 😊💜



  9. Janie McGaugh
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    · August 8th, 2022 at 1:09 am · Link

    Walking in the early evening and dates with my husband.



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