We had plans of a certain art project, but when I met up with the girls, it was clear that we had to follow a different plan to lighten the energy We began with free dancing and spinning and allowing space for letting go.
Even at this age, kids feel a lot of pressures and stress. It was raining, but why not walk in the rain? So as they were walking out the door, I handed each a cookie, and they were asked to make up a nonsense sentence before they headed out. Example: "I'm so glad it's raining because the purple dog wanted to fly while driving his car."
And there it began. We all talked completely silly for the entire rainy walk. By the end, the energy was light and giggly and full of nonsensical ideas.
Sometimes getting nothing "done" is the most efficient way to happiness.